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SPORT UK Sport chair hails lottery fund

UK Sport chair Rod Carr has warned of complacency over Team GB’s recent Olympic suc- cesses and called for continued investment in elite sport using National Lottery money. Describing lottery fund-

ing as “the fuel that feeds the engine”, Carr said that the decision to set up UK Sport and to invest in the system in 1997 has transformed the fortunes of British sport. “Since National Lottery

funding began it has turbo- charged the sporting system in Great Britain to such an extent we are now among the sporting super powers at the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” he said. “T e funding has supported more than 4,500

athletes on UK Sport’s World Class Programme and between them they have won a staggering 633 Olympic and Paralympic medals. “The sustained investment has allowed

this country to attract and retain some of the world’s best coaches and support staff . It has help develop elite training centres and deliver,

Rod Carr became UK Sport chair in 2013

alongside our science medicine and technol- ogy arm, the English institute of Sport, the talent ID campaigns that have fast-tracked ath- letes like Helen Glover, Lutalo Muhammad and Lizzy Yarnold to Olympic glory.” Carr added that Team GB’s transformation

has been nothing short of remarkable since the introduction of lottery funding, with the nation coming 3rd at London 2012, as opposed to 36th at Atlanta 1996. Details:

Grimsby confi rms £200m stadium plans

Grimsby Town Football Club (GTFC) is hoping to take pro- posals for a new community stadium to the next level by securing a lease for the Peaks Parkway site south of the town. The ambitious plans

include a 14,000-capacity community stadium as well as housing and retail develop- ments worth around £200m. GTFC director John Fenty

said that while the fi ve-year lease on the site was not a green light for development, it would be a clear statement of intent and would allow the club to have further talks with busi- nesses that could help underpin the plan and off er fi nancial backing. T e move comes as a year-long exclusivity agreement with North East Lincolnshire Council runs out. T e council and GTFC had the agreement in

T e club has played at Blundell Park for more than 115 years

the new facility that will be a springboard for the club to re-enter the Football League. Grimsby was relegated from the Football

League in 2010 for the fi rst time in 100 years and has so far failed to gain promotion back. Fenty said: “If successful, this project will

place so the club could do initial assessments on the viability of the site. T e club had pre- viously planned a new stadium for the Great Coates area in the town, but failed to secure council backing for the scheme. Fenty added that aſt er more than 115 years at Blundell Park, the club is desperate to provide


leave a lasting legacy, deliver a fl agship project, the fi rst for generations. It would also secure the vast array of community schemes currently being delivered by Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust, the club’s delivery arm, all of which are as at much risk as the club itself, should this scheme not come to fruition.” Details:

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