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Cash boost for squash in Bexley
2:52pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Sport
A PAIR of Bexley squash clubs are celebrating after receiving major awards to enhance their facilities.
Bexley Park Sports & Social Club have obtained a grant of £50,000 at the third attempt from the Inspired Facilities fund to build new changing rooms dedicated to the squash players.
The existing changing rooms are shared with the football and rugby teams and it is a challenge keeping them clean.
The club is one of more than 300 projects across England receiving lottery investment from the fourth round of the Inspired Facilities Fund.
Many more communities are now set to benefit from the fund after Sport England announced it was extending Inspired Facilities until 2017, with an additional £40 million of National Lottery funding to invest.
Bids will be accepted for the next round of Inspired Facilities funding from October 21 at inspiredfacilities.sportengland.org/
Meanwhile, Bexley Lawn Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club has won a competition which provided free LED lighting supplied for all five squash courts at the club.
Bexley is the biggest club in Kent in terms of facilities and membership and coach Ben Ford trains a number of junior international players.
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