Government commit £14 million to Step 3 to 6 clubs

Step 6 action at Harrogate Railway

Steps 3 to 6 clubs have received a boost as the Government have committed £14 million to help them get through the coming months.

The Sport Winter Survival package is part of a £300 million funding deal for sports clubs across the country.

It is unclear at this stage how the money will be distributed and how much each club will receive.

Overall the Government have laid aside £28 million for football – with £11 million going to National League and £3 million to the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship.

Rugby Union, horse racing, Rugby League, motorsport, tennis, netball, basketball, ice hockey, badminton, greyhound racing are among the sports targeted for support.

The news should hopefully ease the pressure on clubs who will face a tough few months even if the lockdown measures are lifted and football returns in December. Most in the Yorkshire region would be under the highest tier restrictions which mean bars – a key source of income – have to be closed.

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