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News: UK

Tue 25 Jan, 2011
By Sam Bristowe


We want to open up squash to experts or novices of any age, gender or sexuality

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A £6,500 grant has been offered to a gay squash group to help entice the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with a particular focus on gay women.

Reportedly the 4Play Squash Club has distributed a number of its free evenings to members of the LGBT community.

The money was granted by Sport England, which is handled by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The club, which also offers its services to smaller groups such as under-25s, over 55’s and friends of LGBT people, said the £6,500 will help them to encourage others from the LGBT community to join in with the sport.



According to The Sun, John Forni, the club’s publicity officer said he hoped about the new cash injection for them at their North London location in Finsbury Leisure Centre would help encourage more gay women to join:
He added: “Many of our members are males between 20 and 50 years old. We want to open up squash to experts or novices of any age, gender or sexuality.”

Local Lib Dem councillor Terry Stacy also expressed the importance of supporting minority groups in the surrounding area. However at a time of financial cut-backs for the council some of the local public felt it wasn’t a necessary expenditure.

The funds will help towards new equipment and trainers for the 4Play Squash Club.

 

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