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Full Report: Olympic legacy continues with funding for North East clubs

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.

Funding is "tremendous news" for Tyneside

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.

"This grant from Sport England is tremendous news for the provision of watersport especially for young people on Tyneside.

The North East lags behind most of the UK in having high level facilities and this will help redress the balance."

– Victor Sprong, project co-ordinator at Derwenthaugh Boat Station

Olympic legacy continues through North East funding

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.

"This National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in the area from last year's successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With so many clubs in yorkshire having benefitted from this fund already and building on the success of last summer, this is the legacy people want for their local community."

– Richard Lewis, Chair of Sport England

"Six months on from the start of the London 2012 Games, we have extremely strong foundations in place for the sports legacy.

The Places People Play programme goes from strength to strength and this investment will improve facilities at local sports club across the country, encouraging participation and giving people more opportunities to get involved in sport."

– Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and Tourism
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