West Bank open new facilities
West Bank ARLFC is celebrating after moving into their new facilities.
The Widnes-based club officially unveiled their new head quarters on Tuesday, with the new facilities based at the Ted Gleave Sports Ground, named after the local councillor who did so much work attracting funding for the grounds remediation.
“We have been working hard for a long time to get where we are today – but this building promises to be a fantastic resource for the young people of Halton and we would like to thank the council for their ongoing support throughout the project,” said club chairman Paul Farrell.
The ambitious project provides additional training and playing facilities for the clubs 15 teams and came to fruition after a host of funding streams were used, including Landfill Tax grants from Waste Recycling Group Ltd, administered by WREN through the landfill communities fund and from Biffaward secured through Groundwork Merseyside.
“We are delighted to have supported the project through the RFL Facilities Trust and would also like to thank Sport England who helped fund the work through the Community Club Development Programme,” said David Gent, Director of Participation & Strategic Partnerships at the RFL.
“West Bank are a thriving club in this area and we hope that these new facilities will serve to strengthen them and encourage more people in the area to get involved in the sport.”
The club also secured funding from the Foundation for Sports and the Arts and from Halton Borough Council as well as the club’s own funds.
For more information about the club see www.westbankbears.org