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Rugby team bag cash award

A girls rugby team in Norfolk will be getting extra help with their tackling and mauling skills this season thanks to a £250 grant from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 13 January 2016 12:00 AM

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A girls rugby team in Norfolk will be getting extra help with their tackling and mauling skills this season thanks to a £250 grant from UK Power Networks.

The company, which delivers power to eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East through its vast infrastructure of overhead lines, underground cables and substations, has given Crusaders Rugby the donation as part of its Team Sport Award programme to help pay for training equipment such as tackle bags and mauling pads.

It donated the money following an application from Darren Abel, who is a jointer based at UK Power Networks’ site in Trowse and helps coach the team, which train in Little Melton.

Darren, whose daughter plays in the team, said: “We’re delighted to receive this grant, which will go towards much-needed training equipment.

“The girls team has only recently been formed after the Rugby Football Union changed the rules – they used to play in a mixed team with the boys but now they can only do so up to the under 11's age group.”

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.