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Ashford squad dressed for success in stripy new strip

The days of mismatched socks and shorts are over at Kennington Juniors Football Club.

From Press releases - 17 December 2019 12:00 AM

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The Ashford team can now dress as smartly as they play thanks to a £250 Team Sport Award from electricity firm, UK Power Networks.

The squad was nominated for the grant by employee, Debbie Speigel, whose nephew Ben Codd is the team’s goalkeeper and whose brother, Glenn Codd, is a linesman.

Administrator Debbie, who works in UK Power Networks’ capital programme team, said: “I was over the moon to win the award. Their kit was mismatched before but now it’s much better. They look like bees with bright gold and black rings rounds their socks.

“The boys are representing their club and they want to be the best they can be so it’s important they go out looking smart. They have only just started the season but they are doing well and won 6-0 at the weekend.”

For most of the year the team train and play matches in Ball Lane, Kennington, but they use the floodlit pitch at Towers School for training during the winter months.

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. So far this year, more than 70 local sports teams connected to UK Power Networks’ staff have benefitted.