Cornwall Athletics Club win £25,000 to buy new equipment

Cornwall Athletics Club stand in their gym with OneFamily Foundation banners in the background

Cornwall Athletics Club based in Redruth, Cornwall won £25,000 after securing the highest number of votes in its Community Award category.

The club offers a full range of track and field events to its 300 plus members aged between 8 and 70 years old, many of whom have gone on to achieve national sporting success. Long jump and triple jump coach John Mitchell, who is a OneFamily customer, nominated the club for a £25,000 Community Award.

“We’ve got some very promising young athletes at the club, and they deserve to have access to the equipment they need to achieve their full potential. This award should set us up for another 25 years!”

John Mitchell, OneFamily customer and Coach

The money will be spent on replacing existing pole jumping mats that have been in use since Sebastian Coe opened the club almost 25 years ago. The remaining funds will go towards building a brand new trackside club house for its members to use all year round, something that will benefit Cornwall Athletics Club for many years to come!