The club started in 1999 by a small band of parenrs and has been based at Rutland Sports Pavilion since 2006. We now have over 265 members with ages ranging from 8 and upwards.We have approc 25 trainec coaches and approx 40 volunteers who support our club with 10,000 unpaid hours per year so that atheletes can train, compete and socialise. We have no clubhouse which is hampering efforts to provide more community based outreach projects for local schools, and better facilities for athletes. The club has been a champion of grass roots atheletics and is home to current Commonwealth Youth high jump gold medalist and under-18 British record holder in the heptathlon. The club has the expertise and the staff - this funding would provide more trraining and more opportunities and the clubhosue would help our athletes train all year round.