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Luton Ladies get a kick out of cash award

Luton Town Ladies Football Club are celebrating today after receiving a donation from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 13 December 2018 12:00 AM

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The company, which delivers electricity to more than eight million customers across the East of England, London and the South East, has given the club a much-needed £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme. It’s going towards the cost of their training ground which is their biggest annual outlay.

Employee Jeff Stewart who works as a field engineer in the Luton and Stevenage area, and is an assistant to the football club’s development manager, applied for the funding.

The club was formed in 1997 and has two teams that play home games at Stockwood Park Athletics Centre in the town. The first team play in the FA Women’s Premier League, Division 1 South East, which is the second tier of the women’s football pyramid.
The development team play in the London & South East Region League, which is the fifth tier of the women’s football pyramid.

Jeff said it is the third time the team have won an award, in the past it was used for a training kit and to help with the training ground costs. He said: “Personally I think this is a fantastic scheme. It’s a great way of helping local communities and encouraging fitness and all the other benefits that come with a team sport.”

Jeff added: “The other members of the club are thrilled to receive this. We are very grateful for any sponsorship that we receive. It can be a struggle to raise the funds to keep something like this going year on year”.

The Team Sport Award scheme helps staff who 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. This year £18,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.