Sport in the community

Funding level: £10,001 to £25,000

Description

To help fund the building of Sports Centre at Memon Association Community Centre site on Abbotsford Road Leicester. Project is aimed to promote sports in the community and further aim of keeping kids in a safe environment (not on the streets). At the moment we use outside venues for sports and when the sports hall is built we can expand our sports programmes to include Coaching in Football, Cricket and Badminton among other sports for boys and girls. At the moment there is indoor sports venue in the near area of the centre. The Community Awards Money will go towards the whole project building cost. Our aim is not to be commercial but to do something for the community. All of our people are volunteers wanting to give something back to the community.

We have at the moment Annual Sports Tournaments where we use facilities outside the Centre. This adds a cost burden and if we have the facilities in house then we can remove a major cost from our budget. We have tournaments in 11 sports, last year we had over 700 entrants, we also have a trophy ceremony at the end of the events.

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Memon Association Leicester

Moment of Pride

I am proud of what the centre has achieved in terms of promoting sport and good values to the youth of today. We engage and mentor young children from the age of 7 till 16, through playing sports and promoting healthy competition.We have been going on for the last 20 years and now want to offer more

Location: Leicester