I am thrilled to hear that Deanshanger Athletic Football Club has been granted £581 by South Northamptonshire District Council to install new training goal posts. The club is one of the longest serving community groups in the village, and has trained generations of footballers for 70 years.
I am particularly excited because the grant aims to improve the facilities available for young people in Deanshanger and the surrounding area. It is great to see that the demands of young people are being listened to, and their local priorities are being addressed.
I pledged during the 2015 General Election in my 'Ambitions for South Northamptonshire' that a key priority would be improving sports and leisure facilities for everyone in South Northamptonshire, in particular young people. In March this year I commissioned a youth survey of under-21s in the constituency to ask how their local area could be improved. We're processing the results at the moment and I hope to use the data to press for further local improvements.
I hope this is just the start of increased local support for sports and leisure facilities, as well as the demands of young people being met.