Financial support for World Rowing Championship in Saundersfoot
The Tendy Observer reports yesterday (reported by Katy Jenkins ): One of the first jobs of the new resident services and leisure cabinet member at Pembrokeshire County Council is to provide financial support for a global rowing event to be held in Saundersfoot this year. And this is good news for WRCC in Saundersfoot
Clr. Rhys Sinnett has taken on the new cabinet position in council leader David Simpson’s post-election executive group, and at Monday’s (June 13) meeting he recommended support for the world coastal and beach sprint rowing finals championship.
The event is due to be held in October in Saundersfoot at its newly developed Wales International Coastal Centre and is set to attract athletes and visitors from all over the world.
Clr. Sinnett said that a £10,000 contribution from the council’s major events fund would support an event that “looks like something we should be happy supporting – attracting visitors and providing something different to the county.”
Amroth and Saundersfoot north councillor, and new cabinet member, Clr. Alec Cormack, said there was a lot of interest locally in the event and he was “delighted” to see it being taken forward.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is also providing £10,000 and the Welsh Government £100,000.
Jeremy Wilton, Chair of the Event said: “We’re delighted to be bringing elite international rowing to Pembrokeshire.
“The local area has a great history of delivering fantastic, welcoming international sports events and I’m very happy to see the community already well engaged with the event build-up.