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Grandad’s lockdown boost for Tonbridge football team

Boys at Tonbridge Invicta Football Club are sporting new kit thanks to one of their loyal supporters.

From News & press - 4 May 2021 12:00 AM

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Grandparent, Ken Molloy, secured a £250 Team Sport Award from UK Power Networks for goalposts and reserve shirts for away matches. His grandson Joe Molloy, who is eight, is a mid-field defender for the Under-9s team, while Ken is a regular helper and spectator.

Ken recently retired from his role as a field engineer at UK Power Networks after 43 years. He has ‘enjoyed every minute’ of his time in the electricity industry, helping to keep electricity supplies flowing to homes and businesses across Kent. He said:  “It’s great to receive this support. The company has been really good to all of their staff this year and it means a lot. 

“I nominated the club for an award because the coach and our other volunteers put themselves out to keep everything running smoothly. I wanted to show my appreciation for their commitment. 

“Being part of the club forms characters, helps young people learn about being part of a team and about working together. It’s all such good experience for life.”

The team train on Tuesday evenings at Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge and play matches at Swanmead Sports Ground on Saturdays.

The Team Sport Award scheme is run by UK Power Networks to encourage staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and developing sports opportunities. In 2020 more than 60 local sports teams connected to UK Power Networks’ staff benefited from a share in £15,500.