Wisbech hockey and cricket teams need a new clubhouse says MP Steve Barclay

MP Steve Barclay meets members of Wisbech Hockey Club

MP Steve Barclay meets members of Wisbech Hockey Club - Credit: Archant

A run down cricket and hockey club could be given a make over if funding can be found to give it a much needed boost.

MP Steve Barclay recently visited Wisbech Cricket and Hockey Club (WCHC) to meet with committee members, Bill Garner and Jane Peggs, to discuss plans for a new clubhouse.

Mr Barclay said he was impressed with the standard of cricket and hockey played at the club, as well as the vast membership.

“It is clear that both the cricket and hockey club are delivering a high standard of sport but have facilities, particularly changing rooms that need modernisation.

“I look forward to working with the committee to put their case centre stage with the various sports funding bodies. This is well timed given the recent discussions regarding a long lease with the National Trust.

“With this in mind I intend to host a series of meetings in the House of Commons with national sports bodies to discuss what funding and expertise we can benefit from.”

WCHC boasts seven hockey teams along with four Saturday and three Sunday cricket teams, as well as burgeoning youth training programmes.

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However, the clubhouse is in a state of disrepair and the club is in desperate need of a new one.

During their meeting a course of action was set to try and secure funding for the project, so sport can continue to flourish at the club.

Improving the sporting facilities in the area remains a high priority on Mr Barclay’s agenda and securing a new clubhouse for WCHC would be a much needed and welcomed success.