£50k grant for Roffey to create Olympic legacy

Former Roffey Colt Sarah Taylor
Former Roffey Colt Sarah Taylor

Roffey will aim to become a leading club for girls’ gricket after receiving a £50,000 Olympic legacy grant.

The funding has been secured from the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme, a National Lottery fund celebrating the London games, and Roffey will put it to use to improve their changing rooms and showers so they can offer womnen’s and girls’ cricket. Historically, Roffey have missed out on promising young girl cricketers who move on to other clubs due to a lack of facilities at their main ground, off Crawley Road in Horsham.

England’s World Cup winner Sarah Taylor began her glittering career as a colt at Roffey.

Club Secretary, Maria Henderson, said: “The improvements to the club will mean we can offer cricket to the whole community, and continue to grow as a club. We strongly believe in grass roots sport for all, indeed many of our First Team started as Roffey Colts.”