A much-loved Warrington sports club has been transformed after receiving a £4000 grant.

Culceth Sports Club completed a major upgrade to its changing and showering facilities to better accommodate its older members.

The new facilities, which are now more accessible to visitors and positioned at the front of the club rather than at the rear, were officially opened by Ricky Hatton on September 27.

In addition, the club completely redesigned and installed its front entrance, enabling visitors to access the venue without the use of grab rails or steps.

Culceth Sports Club is a community facility offering sports activities such as Bowls, Football, Croquet, Badminton and Tennis.

Many of its members are aged 60 plus and the need for accessible facilities was becoming ever more apparent.

Culcheth Sports Club was awarded the grant by Cheshire Community Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of people in the county by inspiring, managing and directing local philanthropy, so that it has the most impact in the areas of greatest need.

Eric Hart, General Manager of Culceth Sports Club, said “Many people in the Warrington community attend our club to participate in sports, activities and functions.

“Having these additional facilities in place is invaluable.”

Zoe Sheppard, CEO of Cheshire Community Foundation, said: “We are so pleased that we have been able to help Culceth Sports Club in providing this grant towards their refurbishment.

“We are passionate about matching donors with the most deserving projects in Cheshire and Warrington.”