Junior sports facilities

Improved sports hall, 4g outside pitch with floodlights and a swimming pool. In Haverigg and Millom there are lots of junior football, rugby and cricket teams with very limited training facilities, particularly in winter,

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14 comments on “Junior sports facilities

  1. This facility is essential for the town. Learning to swim should be available to all children. With the inclusion of indoor facilities this would encourage sporting activities all year round. This would change the town immensely and be greatly recieved by everyone.

  2. This is a small, remote town and local villages with a thriving sporting community. During the wet winter months with dark nights an outside pitch with floodlights would be great for local football, rugby and cricket teams, as well as other sports played in the area.
    A swimming pool would is also an essential asset to a town that is surrounded by the sea and rivers. This could be used by local schools (where learning to swim is part of the National Curriculum – tricky when the nearest suitable pools are almost an hour away by bus) as well as the public.

  3. something we need to spend money on is sports facilities.we have some great sports men/ women and children in millom that would make use of this.

  4. I agree with the views above. We have been let down by Copeland Borough Council who have spent hundreds of thousands (and more) on sports facilities in Whitehaven and Cleator moor and only given crumbs to Millom.
    Likewise Cumbria County Council have (purposely)neglected their assets in Millom to then give a reason for demolition.

  5. I am the chairwoman of our local mini rugby league club we currently have 150+ members from the ages of 5-16 a 4g all weather pitch would be an absolute asset to our town as we need to encourage children to play sport and socialise more while keeping fit and making friends
    Our community seems to get forgotten all the time and this just isn’t right we work hard to keep up with other towns but never seem to get anything of great value to the town
    We have to travel for our children to be able to use facilities like these so why can’t we have one in our town and others travel for a change

  6. As a coach at millom mini rugby it is very frustrating not having facilities for training down to bad pitch conditions millom is in need of a 4g pitch. We have brand new lights now but soon as bit of rain pitch is flooded . Phil Park

  7. Definitely need a 4g pitch for outside training.

    The extension to the Recreation Centre which is long overdue.

    A swimming pool

  8. Millom (and the surrounding areas) desperately need safe places for sports development. A 4g pitch, swimming pool and multi use sports hall would be ideal, for all the communities/clubs and groups to use.

  9. Can’t stress enough how important it is to have a swimming pool and training facilities for all sports for the youths in our town, especially for their health and wellbeing and to be able to have the same opportunities as other youths

  10. I am a Rugby League coach and father. Time and time again due to Cumbria’s unpredictable weather we call off training events and lose the opportunity to coach children due to waterlogged grass pitches. Millom is in desperate need of an all weather pitch (4g) and improved leisure centre facilities. Being able to host rugby festivals for example is a great way of keeping clubs like Millom RL & Millom FC going in an area where sport and development is hugely important.

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