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Netball club scores £250 sporting grant

Grundisburgh Netball Club will be catching the eye of their opponents when they step out in new matching kit thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 29 June 2015 12:00 AM

Grundisburgh Netball Club will be catching the eye of their opponents when they step out in new matching kit thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

The power firm, 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.

The firm donated the money following an application from employee Sue Townend, an engineer based at the company’s office in Ipswich. Sue is the netball team captain.

The club currently has one team in division three of the South Suffolk League, but next season they will have a second team which will start in the sixth division.

Sue said: “To celebrate having a second team for the first time in the 20-year history of Grundisburgh Netball Club we’re going to use the grant from UK Power Networks to buy co-ordinated kit and hoodies.

“The new team will be for people of mixed ability so if anyone is interested in joining, we’ll be holding trials in the summer. They can contact us via the South Suffolk Netball League website.”

Sue is hoping that they will see more people take up the sport thanks to the England Netball initiative, Back to Netball, which offers former players a gentle re-introduction to the sport for an hour on a weekly basis.

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 nearly £10,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.