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No jumpers for goalposts at Potters Bar United

Potters Bar United has new goalposts at their training ground thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 11 July 2016 12:00 AM

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Potters Bar United has new goalposts at their training ground 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 Lisa O’Connor, who is a member of the connections team at the company’s Potters Bar offices.

Lisa, whose son Harry plays for the U9s team, said: “The team is delighted to have received the award from UK Power Networks and the money is going to be used to buy new goalposts at the club.

“I get involved in the social side and organising events, most recently helping to organise the boys’ first football tour at Camber Sands.  The boys won the U9s South East tournament, which was an amazing achievement.”

Potters Bar United, which is based at Old Owens Sportsground in the town, was formed in 1975 and provides youth football for under 6s through to under 18s.

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.