A local Netball Coach has won funding from Sport England to help students return to play sport as soon as restrictions allow.

MK Netters, Netball Coach, Julie Tucker applied to Sport England’s Return to Play- Community Asset Fund Programme for funding for floodlight upgrades to enable girls’ netball at the school to return safely when restrictions allow.

They have been successful in their application and hope that work on the upgrades can begin soon, subject to planning permission.

Labour Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Councillor Zoe Nolan said: “I’m delighted to see our local netball club working with Hazeley Academy receive this funding and I know that teachers and pupils are keen and excited to get back to playing sport as soon as possible”

Cllr Nolan continued: “The last year has been incredibly difficult for children and young people as they’ve missed out on the social and physical and mental health benefits that playing sport offers. MK Council has made its promise to families to help every child reach their potential and it’s wonderful to see local schools being given resources to take forward projects like this one”

Tony Nelson – Principal at the Hazeley Academy / 5 Dimensions Trust added: “This is a great example of a school and club working together for the benefit of the community, aiming beyond just getting back to sport as it was, instead aspiring to go far beyond what we did before. The lighting will allow many more players, from recreational to high performers to enjoy playing and train to become the best versions of themselves”

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