14.01.16 - Newborough Cricket Club hits the boundary with Mick George Community Fund Application
Established in 1903, Newborough Cricket Club is currently undergoing some much needed renovation to ground and training facilities to match the developments on the pitch.
Newborough Cricket Club now boasts four senior teams, as well as a thriving youth section which includes competitive league matches for the respective under 9, 11,13 and 15 age categories as well as more general training for 6-14 age groups.
The club has actively been enhancing the supporting infrastructure to help advance its current offering. The new look pavilion is set for completion at the end of January, while funding from Mick George Ltd will now aid vital training equipment. The grant will be spent on an artificial wicket, wicket covers, two full practice nets, a bowling machine and an electronic scoreboard.
Alan Jones, Vice Chairman, Newborough Cricket Club stated: “Amazing, fantastic, wonderful are just three words that sprung to mind on receiving the Mick George Community Fund. This award will make a huge difference in all aspects of the club but mainly within our growing youth section. Our coaching capability will move to a new level. Coaches will also be able to spend more time coaching and less time organising and preparing. This is a truly brilliant day for the club.”
With few amenities in the village of Newborough, it is anticipated that the recent changes to the leisure facility will be welcomed by the local community, providing an excellent outlet for youngsters especially through the school holidays.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’The business is involved in a number of sporting partnerships within the local community. Although our showcase arrangement is with Peterborough united FC we recognise the importance in supporting local, grass roots clubs in a bid to unearth and develop emerging talent.’’
Stump Continued: ‘’It is no different in this situation, we are hoping that the funds provided boost the coaching and playing levels. Pleasingly, Newborough Cricket Club has already seen many of its juniors progress in to senior teams and hopefully this will continue with our assistance.’’