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Rounders: investing thousands to attract hundreds

June 12, 2013

Rounders England has come together with partners in Cumbria to provide opportunities to play Rounders across the county. An investment of £4,500 from the national governing body is looking to increase the number of people who regularly participate in the sport during 2013 and 2014. Local areas that will benefit from the investment are Carlisle, Barrow and South Lakeland.

Dan Newton, Development Director at Rounders England said ‘The partnerships that have been formed in Cumbria are a great platform to ignite the passion for Rounders. Working through local organisations and agencies provides the opportunity to build on an existing understanding of what will work in their communities’.

With the summer and good weather on its way, Rounders is the perfect, fun activity for people looking for diversion. Chuck it, whack it, leg it, Smile strips the sport back to its absolute basics.

To Ignite the passion the partnership is seeking to create a vibrant Rounders community specifically targeting mums, students, workplace and young people, while catering for all levels of players who want to play regularly and then progress to local teams/leagues. Rounders has the capacity to work with compatible sports to encourage year round participation and also directly target the non active to invite them into sport.

Active Cumbria Senior Manager, Bruce Lawson said “We're delighted that Rounders England is investing in the delivery of their sport in Cumbria. Whilst we are not a heavily populated county, it's great that National Governing Bodies of sport, like Rounders England, recognise that Cumbria has a great delivery system of ready, willing and able local partners and that we can significantly contribute to the achievement of their Whole Sport Plan participation targets set by Sport England. This funding announcement is great news and will support new opportunities for local communities across the county to experience and enjoy high quality rounders activities.”

If you are interested in getting involved in Rounders in your local area, contact Active Cumbria or download the Rounders Toolkit to get you started.

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