East Lindsey District Council hopes England Women’s Ashes success will inspire local people to take part in sport.
Following the success of the England Women’s Cricket Team winning the Ashes against Australia, the District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Coun Adam Grist, said: “I’d like to congratulate the whole England team on their fantastic success, in what has been an amazing summer of sport for the country.
“The District Council has been fortunate enough to work with the England team on a number of occasions and understands the hard work that is involved in such an achievement, both by the women on the field and the support teams.
“The District Council was delighted to host the England and Pakistan Women’s Teams at the London Road Cricket Ground, Louth, in July as part of their preparations for the Ashes, when they won in a
hard fought One Day International. This was the first international sporting fixture Lincolnshire has been able to host for many years and we want to build on this in the future in East Lindsey, benefiting the health of local people and the economy.
“What makes England’s success so much more special for our District is Louth’s Arran Brindle being part of the Ashes winning team.
“Many young girls in East Lindsey stop participating in sport when they reach secondary school age and we’re working hard to provide activities that encourage them to continue to enjoy sport to remain physically active and ultimately have a better standard of health. Working with the England Women’s team is one part of a much wider strategy to help address this issue.
“The Women’s Team are at the top of their game and play an important role in inspiring people of all ages to take part in sport and their success is one that everyone should be very proud of.”