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5 sports clubs amongst winners in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition.

By Pitch Hero

After winning the hearts of judges and voters five grassroots sports clubs have been named as winners in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition.

Following thousands of entries being submitted from across Great Britain, the following have been awarded a share of £250,000 in materials from the builders’ merchant.

  • Coventry Welsh RFC - £5,000
  • Norton Sports Charity - £3,000
  • Tadcaster Albion - £4,000
  • Howick Cricket Club - £3,000
  • Denham United Ladies Football Club - £1,500

Using their winnings, these clubs will make improvements to their facilities to encourage greater participation and more welcoming conditions for existing members.

This year’s Building Better Communities competition was launched in April 2018 and more than 2,400 entries – made up of good causes from up and down Great Britain – were submitted. These were later narrowed down to a shortlist and put to a public vote, with the winners announced at an awards ceremony held in Coventry on 3rd July.

At the event, a total of 37 good causes were presented with prizes by renowned architect and TV personality, George Clarke.

George Clarke commented: “It’s community projects like these which help bring people closer together and Jewson does great work in supporting them with Building Better Communities. This competition is a fantastic idea and it’s always great to see so many happy faces at the awards presentation.”

Jewson Managing Director, Thierry Dufour, added: “At Jewson, we believe in the positive power of community spirit and it is local causes such as this one that really bring this to life. By lending a helping hand to those who need it, we can help build better communities across Britain.”

Building Better Communities is being supported by Jewson supplier brands: Velux; Marshalls, Polypipe; British Gypsum; Tarmac; Recticel and Norbord. To see the full list of winners, visit: www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk

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Sat 23 Feb
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Girls Under 14's South Leeds spartan
Friendly 11:30
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Rugby Union First Team Blackpool
League 14:15
Sun 24 Feb
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League 10:30
h
Friendly 10:30
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Under 16's Newton Storm
League 11:00
h
Friendly 11:00
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Under 14's Blues Shevington Sharks U14s
League 11:15
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Under 18's Latchford Giants
League 11:45
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1st Team (Women's OA) Leeds uni
Friendly 14:00
Mon 25 Feb
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Girls Under 16's Aston bears
Friendly 18:30
Tue 26 Feb
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Under 14's Golds Wigan St Judes
League 15:00
Sat 2 Mar
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Girls Under 16's Ashton Bears
Friendly 11:00
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Girls Under 14's Leigh Miners
Friendly 11:30
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Rugby Union First Team Kirkby Lonsdale 3rd XV
League 14:15
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1st Team (Mens Open Age) Thatto Heath Crusaders
League 14:30
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A Team (Mens Open Age) Blackpool Stanley
League 14:30

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