Olympic legacy cash for Northolt playing fields

Ealing Times: Halsbury Fields: home to football and boxing Halsbury Fields: home to football and boxing

LORD Halsbury Memorial Playing Fields in Northolt has secured an Olympic legacy grant of £50,000 from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

The IF fund is part of the £135m legacy programme aiming to bring the magic of the Games to communities.

The grant will be in addition to a £150,000 investment from Ealing Council and will go towards upgrading the existing playing fields and rebuilding a sports pavilion, which was damaged by fire last year. 

The pavilion will include a community hall, boxing gym, changing rooms and toilets, and will provide a base for Larkspur Rovers Football Club and Northolt Amateur Boxing Club. Work will be completed by the end of the year.
Both clubs have helped to develop talent over the years, including Audley Harrison, who was the first British boxer to win gold in the superheavyweight division at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Sport England chairman Richard Lewis said: “This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in Ealing.”

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