Sport Newcastle make donation to Cramlington Rockets

A leading local sport charity has given a grant to Cramlington Rockets rugby league club.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 5:59 pm
Updated Friday, 17th June 2016, 7:03 pm
Junior members of the Cramlington Rockets.

Following a successful recent application, Sport Newcastle has awarded the club £720 to support Rockets Community, the club’s community-based arm.

Sport Newcastle was created from the former Newcastle upon Tyne Sports Council and offers funding and support to men, women and children seeking to realise their sporting dream.

Junior members of the Cramlington Rockets taking part in a session.

The grant will go towards the Field Games project, a new initiative to be launched by Rockets Community to increase participation in a number of different field sports for local schoolchildren.

Community manager Steven Beaty said he was thrilled to receive the support.

“This grant will make a big difference in helping us deliver another new project,” he said.

“We are always looking to innovate and reach as many children as possible to encourage them to take up sports and have a healthy lifestyle.

Junior members of the Cramlington Rockets taking part in a session.

Support from organisations like Sport Newcastle is invaluable and we are very grateful for the support.”

Mike Booth, vice-chairman of Sport Newcastle, said: “We are delighted to support Cramlington Rockets in their Field Games project.

“They are a well-run club with a great ethos of working in the community. We wish them well in their aim to get even more young people involved in a wide variety of sports this summer.”

To find out more about Cramlington Rockets, visit, email [email protected] or contact Chairman, Jeff Ball on 07809 114905.