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St Leonards football club scores a sport award

Peche Hill Select Football Club is kick-starting the new season with a grant for new training kit.

From Press releases - 29 September 2020 12:00 AM

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Player, Sean Kelly, nominated his squad for a £250 Team Sport Award from his employer UK Power Networks. The money has gone towards new training equipment and tracksuits.

Sean, who played semi-professionally for Hastings United, works in the team that keeps electricity flowing across the South East, London and the East of England.

He said: “Coronavirus brought the season to a halt so we’ve been preparing for the new season. We love playing football and competing, we love the game.

“Not many people get out and socialise in groups, especially since the pandemic. It’s like a brotherhood when people have been playing football together for years. It’s all about the teamwork and the bonds that you keep forever.

“It’s great to receive the support from the business. I’ve never been part of a company that has been so forthcoming in helping all aspects of the community. We are not just ‘guys that fix cables’, there are so many parts to our business.”

The team meet for training Wednesdays and matches Saturdays at the Helipad, off Queensway, St Leonards. Three of Sean’s colleagues at UK Power Networks also play in the team – Joseph Kelly, Richard Saunders and Nathan Russell.

The Team Sport Award scheme is run by UK Power Networks to encourage staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and developing sports opportunities. So far this year, more than 70 local sports teams connected to UK Power Networks’ staff have benefitted.