02:55AM, Saturday 17 May 2014
Disability sports in the town have been given a major boost after SportsAble received a £157,200 grant from Sport England's inclusive sport fund.
SportsAble, based in Braywick Road, Maidenhead, will use the money over the next three years to build relationships with other organisations, develop a network of inclusive sport hubs to provide individual support and develop pathways into 20 sports, which includes the training of 150 coaches.
The club is one of 44 projects across England that will benefit from £8.06m of National Lottery investment from Sport England to open up more opportunities for disabled people in sport.
SportsAble Chairman, Vivienne Davies, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be receiving funding from Sport England's inclusive sport fund.
"It means a great deal to the club and its partners as it provides invaluable funding to help us extend the opportunities for disabled children, young people and adults in Berkshire to get involved in sport."
Sport England's director of insight, Lisa O'Keefe, said: "Record numbers of disabled people now play sport and it's thanks to clubs like this that we can continue to improve opportunities and make a real difference in communities."
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