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Power cash helps Maulden Magpies

A team that has played football together since they started school and are now facing their GCSEs, will soon be looking stylish thanks to a donation from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 12 August 2019 12:00 AM

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James Dickerson first started managing Maulden Magpies when some of them played as Under six year olds. Now they start the new season as Under 16s. The maintenance engineer for UK Power Networks, based in the Stevenage and Luton area, applied for a £250 Team Sports Award through his company, which keeps the power on for over 8 million homes and businesses.

The boys are based in Maulden, Bedfordshire, but play at Wrest Park in Silsoe. The grant will enable them to buy tracksuits for the new season.

James said of the cash award: “I think the scheme is a fantastic idea as it enables the smaller clubs to purchase items such as kit or equipment they may struggle to purchase otherwise. This will be the third year that my club has benefitted from the scheme and my team are truly grateful.”

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. Last year £18,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.