0 Cumbrian football team nets £40,000

A Cumbrian football team has netted a £40,000 Olympic cash injection to improve its pitch.

Whitehaven Amateur Juniors has been given £41,418 to install a drainage system at its home ground.

The cash is part of the Sport England's Protecting Playing Fields scheme which has been set up to ensure the London Olympics provides a sporting legacy for the whole of Britain.

More than £200,000-worth of grants have been given to sports clubs across the north west.

The funding is being used to bring disused playing fields back into use, improving existing sites and creating new sports pitches.

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