Nottingham Anglers Association reel in more youngsters
We have donated £600 through our Community Support Scheme to help Nottingham Anglers Association organise and promote a Junior Open League Angling Competition.
The association is one of the largest fishing clubs in the midlands with a membership of just over 2400 anglers. The club caters for a variety of members of all abilities from across the midlands area and ensures that the sport is accessible to anyone who would like to take part.
Our donation has helped open up competitive angling to a younger audience and has enabled them to compete amongst peers.
Ian Wilks, Junior Development Officer at Nottingham Anglers Association said ‘Young people are keen to start fishing but there are few places for them to go and learn the sport. The money donated by The Mansfield has given these youngsters the chance to compete locally and have the thrill of taking part in a competitive sport. The donation has played an important part of the success of this year’s Junior Open League. From the interest the competition has gained we know that next year will be bigger and better!’
Gev Lynott, Chief Executive of the Society, who visited the Junior Open League to meet the association said ‘It was brilliant to see so many young people getting involved in angling. It was a busy day and I can’t wait to see what happens next year. Working with the community in our heartland area is one of our main objectives, and seeing the positive impact our donation has made is wonderful.’
Our Community Support Scheme funds local groups and organisations in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and meets twice yearly in May and November to consider applications. To find out more or to download an application form click here.
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