Elton Sailing Club secures funding to increase Adult sailing participation 

More adults will soon be able to try sailing – and then attain a basic sailing qualification, RYA level 1 – thanks to a new Sport Engand funded project.

Elton Sailing Club is holding ‘come and try’ sessions, followed by sailing training courses for those who join as members. The sessions are intended to attract more adults to the club (and to increase participation) – at the start of the 2013/14 season.  

The new sporting opportunities have been made possible by a £10,000 grant from Sport England – which is working with local communities to get more people involved in sport.  

Lisa Moore, Elton Sailing Club’s Honorary Secretary, said: “Elton Sailing Club is a strong local club but we’re always looking to attract more members. Our project is opening up our club and giving people in Bury the opportunity to sail competitively. We’re delighted to have received Lottery funding to make it all happen.”

Sport England invests National Lottery and Exchequer funding in projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.  

Sally Kilpatrick, Regional Development Officer for the North West said:   “The opportunity to try a new sport for the first time is often all a person needs to catch the sporting bug. The Adult Participation in Sailing project is a great way for people to try sailing and get a quality sporting experience that will encourage them to stay involved.”

Elton Sailing Club trains on Saturday’s from 12:30pm and races on Wednesday evenings and Sundays.  

The ‘come and try’ sessions are available from Saturday 6th April through to October.

For more information, please contact the club via email at eltonsailingclub@yahoo.co.uk

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Article Published: May 17, 2013 10:28

Article Updated: May 17, 2013 11:36


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