Published: 23 June 2014 at 16:31
Anglia Ruskin tastes success with award for £258,236 to increase participation in sport
Students at Anglia Ruskin University will be able to enjoy glow-in-the-dark badminton, basketball jam and cycling cinema thanks to a grant of £258,236 from Sport England aimed at increasing participation in sport and recreational activities over the next three years.
The successful application from Anglia Ruskin’s Sport & Active Anglia team formed part of £10million of National Lottery funding given out as part of Sport England’s University Sport Activation Fund and was the eighth largest individual amount granted.
The money will go towards extending the range of activities enjoyed by students of Anglia Ruskin in both Essex and Cambridgeshire following a recent consultation. As well as unique activities designed to make sports more accessible, Anglia Ruskin will be able to provide opportunities to visit top class facilities such as the Lea Valley White Water centre and other venues used during the 2012 Olympic Games.
Students will also have the opportunity to enjoy more off-campus sports such as sailing and mountain biking. It is hoped the investment made by Sport England will encourage students not only to take up sport but also develop a lifelong habit of living healthy, active lifestyles.
James Cudmore, Senior Sports Development Officer at Anglia Ruskin, said: