New sports funding delivers 50% increase in tennis membership– but now we need more for the Club to grow further

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A tennis success story is growing in Wisbech, as fantastic work from tennis club members combined with new LTA qualified coaches and first class courts is resulting in a surge in membership amongst all ages. It shows what can be done locally if we match passionate grass roots sports volunteers with state of the art …

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March Boxing Club continues to be a big hit

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A year on, and the after school club run by March Amateur Boxing Club at Neale-Wade Academy continues to be roaring success. Back in September 2014, March Boxing Club approached me to discuss how we could better support the club and promote the fitness benefits of boxing training to a wider audience. The result of …

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Wisbech Cricket and Hockey Club: An Update

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Following on from my visit to Wisbech Cricket and Hockey Club to discuss plans for a new clubhouse and changing rooms, last week I met with Hannah Murphy, the national representative for the England Cricket Board (ECB), in the Houses of Parliament. Last Friday afternoon, Jenny Lambert, the ECB representative for the Cambridgeshire area had …

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Keen to see work on Estover sports complex kick-off

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I am calling for speedier action on providing better sports provision at March Estover Playing Field. I attended a six-a-side football tournament hosted by March Rangers Youth Football Club at the weekend and was overwhelmed by the huge support for the event, which saw over 70 teams compete over two days at the Braza Field …

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Help for Chatteris Football Club

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I am backing Chatteris Football Club in its bid to score a reduction in its business rates. The club, which is riding high in the Kershaw Senior A-league having beaten the table leaders at the weekend, is struggling financially. I met with club representatives Lester Kent and Steve Snell to discuss the issue of business …

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Club boxes clever in bid to drum up young membership

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A pioneering boxing (non-contact) scheme has proved such a knock-out success that it could now be used as a template across the area. March Boxing Club has been running an after school club at the Neale-Wade Academy since September after they approached me about the need to raise the club’s profile and to promote the …

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