26/10/18: Our Breckland Lottery funding to help Thetford Netball Club

Our Breckland Lottery is helping Thetford Netball Club encourage more people to turn to this fast-paced game. The team is using money raised through ticket sales to support fundraising efforts for new equipment and coaching courses. As a registered 'good cause' with the Breckland Council initiative, Thetford Netball Club are now receiving 50p from every £1 ticket sold to their supporters.

Thetford Netball club was first formed just over 20 years ago, with the past 10 years seeing the club membership soar and success on the court matching their high ambitions. Currently there are 4 senior teams and 3 junior teams playing in multiple leagues, with more players joining up every week.  The club currently has 2 senior teams in the Norwich UEA winter Netball League in Divisions 1 and newly promoted to 5 this season. They have 2 senior teams in the West Suffolk Winter league.

The Our Breckland Lottery was set up earlier this year and gives players a chance to win up to £25,000 every Saturday. The club is planning to use funds raised through lottery ticket sales on purchasing more training equipment as the club expands and helping to pay for coaching courses.

"Replacing training balls and updating fitness equipment is essential for a club rapidly expanding like ours," commented a club spokesperson. "The extra funds raised via Our Breckland Lottery will also help to put our coaches through training workshops and develop their coaching qualifications, which will ensure all of our players receive even better coaching experiences. As well as our success for our senior teams in various local leagues, our Junior players have taken part in Nation Club competitions with the Under 16 and 14 teams getting through the highly competitive regional stages last season."

Cllr Paul Claussen, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Place, added: "We set up the community lottery to help raise the profile of local clubs, charities and good causes and support them in generating new funding to help them to succeed. I'm pleased to see that the lottery is already benefiting the netball club and will help develop the skills and provide officially recognised sporting qualifications for the excellent volunteer coaches at the club."

Our Breckland Lottery helps local organisations and charities across the Breckland district raise funds through ticket sales, with organisations benefitting from 60p from every ticket sale, whilst players have the chance to win up to £25,000 every Saturday. If you would like to support Thetford Netball Club or other sporting or charitable groups, visitwww.breckland.gov.uk and purchase you ticket today.

Last updated: 19/06/2020 09:54:53