A sports centre will be receiving a huge grant over £10,000 to improve its facilities.

Bannister Outdoor Sports Centre, Uxbridge Road, has received £11,200 from the London Marathon Charitable Trust for significant improvements to its hammer throwing cage.

A total of around £22,000 will be spent for the regeneration of the throwing cage, with the rest of the funding coming directly from Everyone Active and Harrow Council.

The newly improved cages will provide a better training ground for local clubs, schools and athletes.

Facilities will also be implemented for people with disabilities to train and take part in the long throws.

The cage is expected to open to the public in the summer with a free activity day.

More details about its opening and the activity day will be revealed later.

Councillor Keith Ferry, the portfolio holder for planning, regeneration and employment, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to work with the London Marathon Charitable Trust to secure this funding.

“This will allow us to make significant improvements to the facilities at Bannister Outdoor Sports Centre, which plays an important role for local sportspeople involved with track and field athletics.

“The fact that we will be improving the throwing facilities to ensure people of all abilities have the opportunities to take part in throwing events is hugely positive news.”

John Sewell, the area contract manager for Everyone Active added: “We would like to say a big thank you to The London Marathon Charitable Trust for its support in ensuring that Harrow residents of all ages and abilities can continue to safely take part in athletics.

“We also look forward to developing our provision to ensure we can offer the sport to more individuals and develop our disability offering.”

The trusts small grants programme has awarded more than £84million since its launch to encourage more people to become physically active.