Clubs win £1K cash grants

Sporting teams who gained grand aid from Chesterfield company CPP.
Sporting teams who gained grand aid from Chesterfield company CPP.

Three north Derbyshire sports clubs have been awarded grants from leading local employer CPP to support the sports men and women of the future.

Tupton Rugby Club, Dronfield Rugby Club and Whittington Wanderers Cricket Club have each been awarded £1,000 grassroots sports grants after responding to an article in the Derbyshire Times in June.

This is the third year that the cash has been made available by CPP, which employs more than 200 people at its West Bars contact centre.

Tupton Rugby Union Football Club launched its mini/junior section in 2009 and already has more than 40 members.

The grant will be used to train more volunteers and coaches to work with the youngsters and will be able to kit and equip the teams for the season ahead.

The rapid expansion of Dronfield Rugby Club’s mini and juniors section since it was launched in 2008 has been expensive to fund. The club will be putting their grant to good use training new coaches and first aiders as well as buying new equipment for the growing numbers of teams.

Whittington Wanderers CC is looking to establish two junior teams which will ensure the long term future of the club by providing a pool of players who would progress into the senior teams. CPP’s grant will be used to purchase equipment for the youngsters and some will also be put towards replacing the old outdoor nets which are no longer in a usable condition.