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Cash grant means training boost for footballers

Young footballers in Potters Bar are in for a training boost thanks to a cash grant from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 28 January 2015 12:00 AM

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Young footballers in Potters Bar are in for a training boost thanks to a cash grant from UK Power Networks.

Potters Bar Utd under-8s have been given £250 as part of the electricity firm’s Team Sports Awards, which will be spent on new training equipment such as balls, bibs and cones.

UK Power Networks owns and maintains the vast network of overhead power lines, underground cables and substations which deliver electricity to the doors of eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East.

It encourages employees who are involved with amateur sports groups to apply for the £250 grant to help boost their coffers.

Last year more than £6700 was awarded to teams in East Anglia alone.

Lisa O’Connor works in the Connections department at the UK Power Networks offices in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, and successfully applied for the grant.

Her son Harry, aged seven, plays in the under-8s team which trains twice a week at the Dame Alice Owens School astro turf.

She said: “Harry joined the team in January last year.

“It’s a great football club with fantastic coaches, Atanas Ivanov and Graeme Blatch, who are excellent with the boys. During the last 12 months the teams have come on really well and are now winning the majority of their matches.

“This money is fantastic and will be a huge help to the club.”