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Young footballers kick off season with new kit

Beccles Town FC’s U8s team have kicked off the new season with new kit and equipment thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 9 October 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 £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme.

It donated the money following an application from Trowse-based planning engineer Mike Pritchard, who is the assistant coach for the U8s team.

Mike, whose son Daniel plays for the team, said: “The number of kids in the U8s increased to about 24 boys this year. Originally the team was geared up for two teams of eight players playing 5-a-side, but now we have a third team but not enough kit to go round.

“We’re really grateful for the grant from UK Power Networks to buy the kit and we’ve also bought some extra training equipment such as balls, bibs, cones, first aid kit, for each team.”

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.