Charity scores £345k for new sport provision on East Marsh in Grimsby
A CHARITY is teaming up with sports clubs from across North East Lincolnshire to increase sporting participation in the East Marsh.
The money will be used to pay coaches to deliver taster sessions in their respective sports at Foresight's Newmarket Street base over the next three years.
Sports being offered will include curling, table tennis, basketball, hockey, netball, yoga, cricket, shooting, fencing, golf, archery, football, tennis and rugby.
Although aimed primarily at residents of the East Marsh, the sessions will be open to people from across the borough.
The hope is that many of the people who take part will then go on to join a club and become a regular participant in that sport.
Paul Silvester, chief officer at Foresight, a charity which provides support for people with physical and learning disabilities, said the project was aimed at able-bodied as well as disabled people.
"It was identified through the Active People Survey that, out of all the areas in North East Lincolnshire, the East Marsh had the lowest amount of sporting opportunities available locally."