Olympic legacy funds sports for Dudley Infants

Dudley Infant Academy has been able to put on its first ever sporting events thanks to the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics.

The school, based in Old Town, Hastings, hosted a six-a-side football tournament with close neighbours Sacred Heart school on Monday 14th July.

The success of the London 2012 Olympics led the government to offer more funding for sport participation in schools and this has provided a real boost to children from the school.

Dudley Infants Academy were encouraged to put in a bid for funds from Sport England and its successful bid means the school will get a new multi-use games area next year.

Baxall Construction, currently on site at Dudley Infant Academy, sponsored the event providing not only the “Baxall cup” but medals for all participants and team kits for Dudley Infant Academy children, in conjunction with local company “Superstitch”, a clothing company from St Leonards-on-Sea.

Dudley Principal Joanne McCarron Charles presented the cup with Doug Medhurst from Baxall Construction to the winning team from Sacred Heart school, for a truly community spirited event which was enjoyed by all.

Mrs McCarron Charles expressed her excitement that this will be the first of many sporting events for the children at Dudley Infant Academy due to their recent success with a Sport England bid, which will provide the school with a new multi- use games area, due for completion by August 2015.

It is hoped that after this success further tournaments will take place between the two schools.