CAMBORNE Rugby Club are amongst several English rugby clubs to have have been awarded a slice of the £6.4million cake as part of the Community Club Development Programme.

Camborne RFC, who are located in one of the top 10 per cent most deprived parts of the country, have received an award of £68,071 towards full-pitch training lights.

The club already has 150 juniors actively participating in the club and is seeking to increase this through this investment.

Additionally, the club has been strategically identified by the Cornwall Sports Partnership, Cornwall Rugby Football Union as well as the national governing body.

The CCDP is an innovative collaboration between the Government, Sport England and sports governing bodies aimed at improving facilities.

The Rugby Football Union will receive £9.4m for the three-year programme and £6,441,189 has already been allocated to 98 projects throughout the country.

Uunity Rugby and Operations Director, Terry Burwell, said: "We are delighted to make these awards.

"The club is key to the local and regional development of rugby union and we are committed to making sure that the club continues to provide increased opportunities for all who wish to participate in rugby."

"Clubs have already invested in resources to increase club membership and bring more people into the game. This further investment will help us to achieve our vision of more people enjoying their rugby at better clubs that are open to all."