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Bounce for local sports clubs
10th September 2009

Mars Chocolate has put some bounce into local sports clubs in and around Slough with a £40,000 cash injection. The site’s MARS IN THE COMMUNITY programme teamed up with the Mars Balls Get Britain Playing campaign and the local Advertiser Newspapers series to give local rugby, football, tennis and cricket clubs a boost. Local sports organisations were invited to pitch for sponsorship and the eight ‘winning’ applications received £5,000 each. Burnham Tennis Association, a community based club which works with children and older people, will benefit from a new generator to power floodlights.

Maidenhead Lawn Tennis Club can now fund a school coaching scheme across the town.

Phoenix Rugby Football Club has installed moveable floodlights on the training pitch for

the dark, winter months.

Windsor Rugby Club will use the money on a new coaches programme and urgently needed kit and equipment.

Slough Central Community Association will use the money to fund training equipment and coaching courses for managers, book match-day pitches and pay for a part-time administrator.

Goldeneagles Football Club will spend the money on coaching courses for managers, kit and equipment.

Altwood School, Maidenhead will buy a new wicket and indoor nets. The cash will also pay for coaching, including training older students to teach the younger ones.

Pinkneys Green Cricket Club will use the money to provide grass-reinforcement roadways and pathways to the pavilion, enabling access for the disabled.

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