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Sports cash helps young rugby players tackle training

Saracens Amateurs RFC Under 13s are set to get new training equipment thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 22 November 2017 12:00 AM

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The company, which delivers electricity to eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East, has given the club a much-needed £500 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme.

It donated the money following an application from employees Noel and Carly Jukes, from Stotfold on the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border. Noel, who is UK Power Networks’ area manager for Pinner and Borehamwood, is one of the club’s coaches, and wife Carly, who is an occupational health and safety coach at the firm’s Stevenage office, is one of the team’s first aiders.

Noel said: “We’re really grateful to UK Power Networks for the £500 team sports award which we are using to buy tackling equipment and training bibs for the U13s team, in which our son Morgan plays.”

The Team Sport Award scheme is designed to encourage 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 £15,500 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.