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£3.5 million boost for successful governing bodies

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Netball, running and lacrosse among the sports to benefit from extra investment.

Successful sports governing bodies will receive additional money from Sport England to get more people involved at a grassroots level and build on public interest in London 2012.

A total of £3.5 million has been awarded to help drive up participation in netball, cycling, running, canoeing and lacrosse.

Sport England Chief Executive Jennie Price said these sports were “success stories” that showed how it could be done.

The investments are:

  • £1.058 million for British Cycling to recruit more cyclists
  • More than £1 million to allow England Netball to extend its popular Back to Netball programme
  • £1 million for county sports partnerships who will work with England Athletics to boost the number of trained running leaders and local running groups across the country
  • Canoe England will receive an extra £207,700 through the British Canoe Union for its new Go Canoeing project
  • The English Lacrosse Association will receive an additional £199,250 to take its INTO lacrosse programme to 15 new communities.

“These sports bodies have delivered on our key objective of driving up participation” said Sport and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson. “The £3.5 million of additional funding for these sports is so that they can continue this work, capitalise on the added interest that comes with hosting the Olympic Games and help create a real sporting legacy.”

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