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Lieutenant Commander Alfie Simpson is from the sea cadets who are based at Derwentaugh in Scotswood in Newcastle.
The sea cadets are getting £50,000 from the Olympic Lottery funding.
Pam and Ian spoke to him earlier today.
More than four million pounds of lottery money has been awarded to sports clubs across the north - as part of the Olympic legacy from the London games.
Forty three projects, including over thirty from the North East, are getting cash to help improve facilities so that more people can take up sport locally.
You can watch the full report from Ryan Dollard below.
The announcement that 33 sports clubs across the North East will receive almost two million pounds worth of extra funding has been welcomed as "tremendous news."
One of the benefactors of the cash boost, Derwenthaugh Boat Station, is planning to use their £50,000 grant to build an accommodation unit alongside their existing boating facilities.
Sports clubs and projects across the region have received a multi-million pound boost today after the National Lottery provided funding for 33 groups in the North East.
The fund is part of Sport England's "Places People Play" Olympic and Paralympic legacy.
Nearly two million pounds worth of funding has been awarded to sports projects across the region to improve facilities, create new sporting venues and give better access to local clubs.
The full list of clubs benefitting in the North East is as follows:
- Hartlepool Cricket Club - £49,929
- Riding Mill Tennis Club- £38,915
- Newbiggin Golf Club - £50,000
- Derwenthaugh Boat Station - £50,000
- Haltwhistle Town Council - £50,000
- New Fordley Juniors F.C. - £50,000
- Whitburn Cricket Club - £50,000
- Rockliffe Park Cricket Club - £49,640
- The Raw Foundation - £50,000
- Stepney Bank Stables - £43,148
- Norton Hockey Club - £50,000
- Norton Squash Club - £31,152
- Hexham Golf Club - £50,000
- Durham City Rugby Football Club Limited - £41,667
- King George V Bowling Club - £48,818
- Guisborough Tennis Club - £47,457
- Allendale Golf Club - £31,158
- Alnmouth Village Golf Club - £50,000
- Guisborough Cricket Club - £50,000
- Corbridge Cricket Club - £50,000
- Tees Rowing Club - £47,534
- Rede, Tyne and Coquet Society - £50,000
- New Marske Sports Club - £49,970
- Ryton Rugby Football Club - £50,000
- Eggleston Parish Council - £49,367
- Loftus Cricket & Athletic Club - £50,000
Spennymoor Town Council - £50,000
Mitford Cricket Club - £50,000
Longfield Academy of Sport - £85,000
Durham County Council - £60,000
Sunderland City Council - £150,000
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council - £150,000
The Hermitage academy - £150,000
Almost two million pounds worth of National Lottery funding is being awarded to sports groups across the North East and Cumbria.
50 thousand pounds is going to Derwenthaugh Boat Station to improve facilities at the station.
Almost 47 thousands pounds will also go to Keswick Rugby Club.