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Touch football team scoops cash award

A Touch Football club called Hot Custard based in Wandsworth, is set to get new playing shirts thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 29 January 2018 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 £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme.
It donated the money following an application from employee Sarah Porcelli, from Horsham, who is head of learning and development.
Sarah, who used to be the kit manager and is now an advisor on the committee, said: “The league the team plays in, The National Touch Series, is the elite level for Touch in the UK. Part of the conditions of entry is that all teams wear matching playing shirt and shorts. As a team that has a mixed membership base, we are keen to make sure it is affordable for everybody to take part and the grant from UK Power Networks helps us with this.
“By subsidising the shirts it makes it easier for our members to play at the elite level, and if they are interested, be considered for national teams.
“It really makes me feel proud to work for UK Power Networks, I feel as though the company is supporting not just myself in terms of my sporting interests, but also supporting everyone in the club.”
Hot Custard has four London touch football teams and five London netball teams. It also has teams in Dublin, Sydney, Melbourne and Aberdeen.
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 development of sporting opportunities.
Hundreds of community and sport groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year £15,750 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks’ staff.