SPORTING organisations in Stafford borough are celebrating after being given a slice of £25,000 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
The cash has been spread across 12 groups to help them buy equipment or making improvements to their premises.
Walton Tennis Club will get £4,000 for outdoor table tennis equipment, while Milford Hall Cricket Club has been handed £4,300 and Aston Cricket club has £3,000 towards new grass mowers.
Eccleshall RUFC has been awarded £999 for a life-saving defibrillator.
Stafford Apex Swimming club has been awarded £2,700 for an underwater camera to monitor and improve techniques, while Stafford Bowling Club will get £2,679 towards a new floor in reception and snooker table areas.
Strikers Cricket Club will get just under £1,000 for a portable scoreboard and Burton Manor Sports Association £3,000 for new martial arts mats.
Other lucky recipients include Eccleshall Football Club, which will get £1,000 towards new showers and a boiler, Stafford Netball Club, which is getting £450 to deliver new coaching courses to schools, Seighford FC, which gets £,1,175.
for a boiler and associated facilities, while Riding for the Disabled gets £750.
Councillor Mike Smith, cabinet member for leisure, said: “We are really pleased to have been able to mark a tremendous sporting year by helping clubs provide a legacy for future years and hopefully enabling more people to participate in their activities.