Lottery windfall will help Blackburn College create programme of excellence at new centre

This Is Lancashire: Lottery windfall will help Blackburn College create programme of excellence at new centre Lottery windfall will help Blackburn College create programme of excellence at new centre

BLACKBURN College will use a £71,000 lottery windfall to create a programme of sporting excellence.

The college will use National Lottery investment from Sport England’s Further Education Activation Fund to create a joint council and college scheme.

The college will deliver a Get into Sport programme at the new £13.5m sports centre, built in conjunction with Blackburn with Darwen Council, from September.

Using the new lottery cash, the a Graduate Intern Sports Activator post and 10 volunteer Sports Activators will be recruited to deliver more sport sessions for Blackburn College students. The college’s sport development officer Matthew Hinchley said the cash would enable the college to meet the demand from students for sport courses and facilities.

He said: “It’s a massive boost for the college as it increases our capacity to meet the demands of students. As well as providing us with another team member, it also gives them a step up on the career ladder.

“We will also be recruiting volunteers who will support our sport enrichment programme.”

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10:02pm Thu 3 Jul 14

child44 says...

Ridiculous. This isn't what the national lottery was set up for. Blackburn College is a fully-fledged business working to business practices and shouldn't be eligible for charitable hand-outs.
Ridiculous. This isn't what the national lottery was set up for. Blackburn College is a fully-fledged business working to business practices and shouldn't be eligible for charitable hand-outs. child44
  • Score: 17

9:28am Fri 4 Jul 14

salvadore says...

How about reducing the prices to use BwD sports facilities, the council wants people to get in to sport but then charges £50 for an hours football on their indoor gyms. No real incentive is there to use the facilities
How about reducing the prices to use BwD sports facilities, the council wants people to get in to sport but then charges £50 for an hours football on their indoor gyms. No real incentive is there to use the facilities salvadore
  • Score: -5

2:05pm Fri 4 Jul 14

woolywords says...

Did they win the money on a scratch card or the main lottery itself?
Did they win the money on a scratch card or the main lottery itself? woolywords
  • Score: 18

11:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Hena says...

This building was demolished two years ago..have you not got any up to date photos in your portfolio? How backdated are you?
This building was demolished two years ago..have you not got any up to date photos in your portfolio? How backdated are you? Hena
  • Score: 12
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