Labour councillors have announced that Parson Cross Park has been chosen as a priority site for Rugby League World Cup 2021 legacy. A decision on a £321,000 upgrade was taken at the Council’s Strategy & Resources Committee meeting today. This investment should also draw additional sports funding in the future.
Labour Councillor Abdul Khayum, Firth Park ward councillor said:
‘The Pavilion was built around 20 years ago, and we want to modernise the facilities to allow them to be fully utilised by the local community. Securing legacy investment from sporting events helps us to improve facilities across the city. Following a lot of hard work, we are delighted that Parson Cross has been chosen as a priority site.’
Labour Councillor Mike Chaplin, Southey ward councillor said:
‘We’re committed to keeping people healthy and promoting sport, and ensuring that this is accessible for all.
“I’m excited to see the creation of a Rugby League site that is accessible and welcoming whilst building a legacy of the tournament in a local community for the benefit of local people. I look forward to additional sporting developments in the future.’