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Cash boost to aid footballers’ health

Woodbridge Town FC is to get a new portable ultrasound machine thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 5 October 2016 12:00 AM

Woodbridge Town FC is to get a new portable ultrasound machine thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

The company, which delivers electricity to eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East through its vast infrastructure of overhead power lines, underground cables and substations, has given the club a much-needed £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme.

It donated the money following an application from employee David White, a streetworks administrator based at the company’s Fore Hamlet offices in Ipswich. He is also the club’s physio and has been for the last 10 years.

David said: “The grant from UK Power Networks will enable the club to primarily purchase a portable ultrasound machine which I can use to treat a number of player injuries. The remainder of the money will be used for additional physio kit such as KT strapping tape, bandages, ice sprays and massage creams, etc.”

Woodbridge Town FC plays in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League and is based at Notcutts Park in Fynn Road, Woodbridge.

The Team Sport Award scheme is designed to encourage staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and development of sporting opportunities.

Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year £13,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.