County-based hockey club are keen to secure lasting sports legacy
Hockey: Bids worth almost £650,000 have now been made to Nottinghamshire County Council's sports legacy fund in the wake of London 2012.
And one Nottinghamshire hockey club, which noticed a surge of interest in the sport following the Games, has confirmed it will apply for funding to meet the deadline before the end of the year.
Newark Hockey Club has taken a lot of inquiries from people interested in taking up the sport after Team GB's women secured bronze and Team GB's men's team finished fourth in London.
Hockey in Newark can be traced back to 1897 and based at Magnus School in Earp Avenue.
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The club currently has 80 adult and 90 junior members and will be bidding for money to fund specialist software equipment to help improve players' performances.
It wants to invest £3,000 in the new equipment, which will video record a hockey match and be used by the coaching staff to analyse performances and improve tactics.
Club chairman Arran Coggan said: "We are delighted Nottinghamshire County Council is making this money available and that it is an easily accessible fund.
"Such funds do not come about very often or involve a huge amount of paper work, so these funds are appealing and could really help our club progress if we are successful.
"This software would be a real help and enable us to make players aware of habits they are unaware of which they can improve or alter to boost their game."
People should apply by the end of the year – December 31 – as the council seeks to announce grant funding briskly to make an immediate impact on building on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. For more details and to apply visit the council's website at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/legacyfund