New sports equipment for Bradby Club in Rugby

Tom Parker, play development officer at the council, young leaders Jenni Windle and Connor Nock, club manager Matt Conibere and youth worker John Robertson
Tom Parker, play development officer at the council, young leaders Jenni Windle and Connor Nock, club manager Matt Conibere and youth worker John Robertson

Sports equipment worth £1,000 has been given to a club in Rugby for young people.

Staff at the Bradby Club submitted a youth and play grant funding application to Rugby Borough Council for the amount to purchase new sporting equipment.

Rugby Borough Council not only approved the application but added £250 on to the total to allow the club to additionally purchase coaching sessions for the young people who attend.

Young leader Jenni Windle said: “It’s really good to be able to use all the sports equipment, all young people at the club take part and this helps them to stay fit and healthy.”

Most of the equipment was purchased from Sports Direct at Junction One and store manager Louis Paddison, having supported the club in the past, ensured that the Bradby Club got the most for their money.

Young people aged from eight years old attend the Bradby Club, and its leaders say sport is a fun and active way to spend time which also contributes to their health and well-being, as well as giving children somewhere to go, reducing the chances of anti-social behaviour and other risky behaviours.

Songs from the Shows will be featured in a concert being held to raise money for the Bradby Club.

It takes place on Friday, November 21, 7.30pm at Lawrence Sheriff School, Clifton Road, Rugby.

The concert will feature Hits from Phantom, Cole Porter and Sondheim. Tickets are £12.50 and this includes a cheese, pate and pudding supper. They are available from Sally Wise on (01788) 811076 or sallywise99@yahoo.co.uk. A jumble sale is taking place at the club, East Union Street, on Saturday, November 29, from 10am.