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Legacy will light up Aireborough
Aireborough and Nunroyd Sports Association reckon they have seen the light after a £50,000 award from Sport England’s Olympic Legacy Fund.
The money will go towards creating a new floodlit grass training area at Yeadon’s Nunroyd Park, the overall cost of which is £55,000.
Project organiser Richard Holdsworth said: “We are delighted. We got notice that we were getting the money before Christmas.
“All the hard work in getting it was down to Aireborough Rugby Club chairman Jack Osborn, who tragically died just after Christmas.”
The grass floodlit area will be on the left-hand side of the track beyond the all-weather pitch.
Holdsworth said: “Previously we have had to pack in training when it has got dark but this will make a huge difference – not only to our senior rugby players but also to our junior set-up.”
Meanwhile, Aireborough Rugby Select Entertainment Society are dedicating their annual panto on Saturday in memory of Osborn.
It is expected that a sell-out audience of 170 will attend the Bugsy Malone-style production at Kirklands Community Centre in Menston (7.30pm).
Doors open at 7pm and entrance is by ticket only, which are available via www.ticketsource.co.uk/bingleyartscentre.
If it is not a sell-out through this source, some tickets may be available on the door.