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Power company pitch in with funding for Welwyn Garden City-based women’s team

A women’s football team from Welwyn Garden City will be dressed for success in a striking new training kit thanks to UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 25 October 2019 12:00 AM

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The power company, which delivers electricity to 8.3 million homes and businesses across the East of England, London and the South East, has given Sherrardswood Ladies FC a much-needed £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award scheme.

Employee Abby Cardall, who works as a project designer based in Potters Bar, has used the money to buy a bespoke training tops for the side for the first time.

The team, who play their matches at Sherrardswood school in Welwyn, compete in the second division of the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire league.

Abby said: “This generous grant is going towards new training tops which will help us to look much more professional and ready for winter. We have got them to match those of another women’s football team we train with at Borehamwood.

“Women’s football has really grown in profile in recent years, but I’ve personally been involved with it a long time. This is now my 13th year with the club playing in central midfield and it’s been an amazing experience.”

The Team Sport Award scheme encourages staff to 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.