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West London Youth FC prepared for the cold snap thanks to power company donation

Every club player and coach to receive a snood and gloves to help keep warm during winter training sessions

From Press releases - 31 January 2019 12:00 AM

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West London Youth Football Club has been awarded a £250 Team Sport Award by UK Power Networks, the country’s largest electricity distribution company.

The grant was awarded to the club through Neil Baker who works for the company and lives in Feltham.

The funds have been put towards buying a snood and a pair of gloves for every registered player and coach in the club in preparation for the cold weather.

Neil, who works in Walton on Thames as a performance manager for the Kingston area and is the club’s under 11’s coach said: “A lot of the time children were turning up for training not prepared for the cold weather. The snoods and gloves help them and our coaches keep warm during cold training sessions.

“The club does not receive any funding and solely rely on fees the parents pay at the start of the season. It’s fantastic to receive this funding from UK Power Networks, we’re very appreciative as a club to receive it.

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