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Bexley’s youth football team sport new raincoats

When it comes to saving money for a rainy day, Bexley Football Club has it covered!

From Press releases - 11 February 2016 12:00 AM

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When it comes to saving money for a rainy day, Bexley Football Club has it covered!

The club set aside a £250 grant from UK Power Networks to buy new raincoats to keep its Under-13s squad warm and dry during matches and training.

Mark Simmons, who manages the groundworks teams for the electricity firm across London and the South East, applied to his employer for the Team Sport Award as his son David, who is 12, plays in midfield for the club, one of Kent’s oldest football clubs.

Mark, who lives in Shooters Hill and works in West Ham and Maidstone, said: “I was very pleased to win the grant because we only have one Under-13s youth team and they rely on the goodwill of sponsors and funds from the parents, so any donations are greatly welcomed.

“The team had a difficult start to the season, but they are getting better every week and results have started to improve. More importantly being involved in sport keeps young people fit, active, out of trouble and off computer games. All my children are active in sport and my two eldest, James and Emily, teach swimming.”

Bexley Football Club’s Under-13s meet for training on Wednesday and Saturday and play on Sunday at their ground in Bexley Village. For further information visit the website:

UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity supplies in the South East, including Kent, runs the Team Sport Award scheme to encourage staff to volunteer in the community. The scheme also promotes healthy living, teamwork and sporting opportunities.

Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year nearly £13,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.