Supporting Culture and Sport in Lancashire.
The provision of an indoor cricket net facility in Longridge would allow children of all abilities to develop their love for cricket and enhance their cricket skills in the long dark winter months that make maintaining a healthy lifestyle difficult. Cricket at Longridge Cricket Club is a fully inclusive family sport with players from 4 to 64 and players from 13 to 64 playing in the same team. We have juniors U7s to U11s, Girls sides, 5 senior sides and a woman’s team. We train all year round but currently need to travel to Preston to use indoor net facilities. A facility in Longridge would reduce travel and cost making it accessible to more players and also would support Longridge High School providing additional income to the school. Longridge Cricket Club is a community club running community programs such as All Stars and Dynamos and the cricket teams have a large community following with significant attendance at home games for all teams including juniors.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Providing a facility for training during the winter will keep members of the local community active during the winter. Additional winter training will build on the growing success of Longridge Cricket Club (Lancashire Cup Winners 2023) helping to build on this success, bring pride and excitement to the Longridge Community. It will also enhance the Longridge Sports Centre Facility with the potential for a considerable additional income. It will allow Longridge Cricket Club to train it juniors to a higher standard during the winter as access to indoor nets is currently to far away and too expensive to use on a regular basis. This will lead to more players in the local community developing a love for cricket and stay fit and active both physically and mentally especially during the cold dark winter months. The indoor net facilities in Preston are extremely busy during the winter months and bringing a facility like this to Longridge will be a big asset to the Local community.
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About the space
Ribble Valley Borough Council