Pavilion boost for Langholm

Langholm Cricket Club have, with support from Cricket Scotland, been succesful in a grant bid to the sportscotland-administered “Awards 4 All” Lottery fund. The grant is for sums up to £10,000, and Langholm are putting it towards a larger £30k project, which sees improvements to the club pavilion, including an extension, as well as other much-needed improvements to ensure the clubhouse is safe and fit for purpose for the years ahead.

Colin Turk of Langholm CC is pictured below at Eskdale Leisure Centre, shaking hands with Iain Stewart, the West Region Community Development Manager for Cricket Scotland, with four of the blossoming Langholm CC junior section who were also present.

Also present was Neil Cameron, who looks after the club’s TOPClub development, because the club plays in the Border League, and Dumfries & Galloway community cricket coach Chris Stewart, who has done a power of work in local schools – which has benefited the club’s thriving junior section and affiliated Indoor ‘Super League’. Mark Adams of Dumfries & Galloway Council Sports Development was also present when the good news of the grant bid was gratefully received by the local community.

Iain Stewart said: “It’s great to see Langholm sucessful in the grant bid. The Community Development team at Cricket Scotland are advising on grants more and more, as well as acting as referee for many applications as well. It is imperative,though, that a club brings the commitment and determniation to the application process that Langholm did, to ensure they are succesful. It is not the Development team’s role to do the form-filling, so clubs must be prepared to put the effort in to the application process. The rewards are well worth it if successful.”