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Community sports group nets top national award


A Stroud District community sports group has received a top national grant from Persimmon Homes.

Wotton Community Sports Foundation (WCSF), based near Wotton-under-Edge, is celebrating a £100,000 award from Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures fund.

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Football pitches at Wotton Community Sports Foundation were opened in the summer. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

Persimmon Homes, with the support of Team GB, has given away more than £1 million in 2021 to help projects for young people aged under 18 across England, Wales and Scotland, supporting children’s health, sport, education and arts.

Wotton Community PARC was developed by Wotton Community Sports Foundation (WCSF) to provide sports and leisure facilities to Wotton and surrounding villages. The 38-acre site features two all-weather sports pitches, a running trail, BMX track and skate park, as well as an orchard. It is home to Wotton-under-Edge Hockey Club, Wotton Rovers Football Club Junior section, Wotton Rugby Club, Wotton parkrun and is the venue for the annual Party in the PARC.

This year 96 groups were shortlisted, with WCSF named the national winner after gaining more public votes than any other group in the country.

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