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Tommy Clucas Memorial Fund awarded £33k

Fri, 03 Mar 2023

The Tommy Clucas Community Sports Hall will be enhancing its community facilities thanks to Manx Lottery Trust funding.

The sports hall was built in 2013 with monies raised by The Tommy Clucas Memorial Fund, an Isle of Man registered charity set up in memory of local sporting hero Tom Clucas.

Since opening, the sports hall has facilitated a variety of activities including bowls, golf, tennis, football, rugby, hockey, athletics, netball, cricket and even model aircraft flying, as well as kids’ parties and sports coaching courses.

The venue, located at Peel Football Club, has been awarded £33,000 from the Manx Lottery Trust that will be used to fund the accessibility phase of an ongoing redevelopment project, which will see the venue’s facilities significantly enhanced. 

Neil Cain, Treasurer for the Tommy Clucas Memorial Fund, commented: ‘The charity is incredibly grateful to the Manx Lottery Trust for their support, which will enable us to drastically improve the accessibility of our redeveloped facilities. It is aimed that the new community rooms, together with the sports hall, will act as a hub for the whole community and it is vital that we can cater for individuals of all abilities.

‘The redevelopment project aims to create an enhanced educational, wellbeing and sporting space for all ages, where people can come together, form friendships, collaborate and learn new skills, while developing or maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle. It is hoped that the new facility will also act as a catalyst for local sports clubs, organisations, and the wider community to come together to generate and develop ideas for further development of community facilities. We can’t wait to see what community activities the new facilities create – if they make even half the impact which the sports hall has made, we will be ‘over the moon’!’ 


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