Community RL: Five-figure funding boost inspires expansion hopes for Guiseley

COMMUNITY RUGBY league club Guiseley Rangers, based in north-west Leeds, have received a £75,000 boost.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 10th November 2016, 5:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:13 pm
Guiseley Rangers Under-10s
Guiseley Rangers Under-10s

Rangers – founded in 1978 – have received National Lottery funding to build a pitch-side showering and changing facility. They are among 148 local sports projects to benefit from a share of £9million from Sport England’s inspired facilities fund.

The new facility replaces a 25-year-old garage and includes four new changing rooms, all with disabled access.

Rangers’ chairman of trustees David Clayton said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment which will enable us to provide state of the art changing rooms for both our own and visiting players.

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“This will give us the opportunity to introduce more local children to the club.

“We would also like to re-introduce an open-age team and have had interest regarding starting up a Masters (over-35s) team.

“I’d like to thank the small team of dedicated individuals at Guiseley Rangers who have worked tirelessly on our bid.”

Sport England property director Charles Johnston said: “The inspired facilities fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country.

“Since 2011 we’ve invested £102 million into more than 1,920 projects.

“It’s great to see Guiseley Rangers join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”