Cockburn School has been awarded a grant of £4,329.48 from the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Legacy Programme.
The grant, which has been awarded to help more people play rugby league at grassroots level in Leeds, will fund the school’s new playing kit and equipment.
Delivered in partnership between RLWC2021, The National Lottery, the Rugby Football League, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the CreatedBy programme is a funding pot made available by the government and The National Lottery to support the legacy of the Rugby League World Cup by growing participation in the sport.
Jon Dutton, Chief Executive, RLWC2021, said:
“The CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme is focused on ensuring the next generation of rugby league players have the best possible experience and barriers to participate are removed.
“We are delighted to award this grant to Cockburn School and look forward to seeing the results of this investment that aims to deliver real change in their community. Our thanks go to the government and The National Lottery, and its players, for supporting the CreatedBy programme.”
Rob Dixon, Head of School, said:
“We are extremely grateful for this funding that will support our young sports players in developing a vast range of skills that will benefit them both now and in the future.”
The Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2021) will be staged in England through October and November next year, having been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Photo: Cockburn School’s Y11 team who were runners up in the Leeds and Hunslet Schools Plate last month