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Young Beccles footballers kick off season with new kit

PUBLISHED: 17:27 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:27 25 October 2017

Coaches Daniel Riches and Mike Pritchard with Beccles Town FC U8s in their new kit. Picture: Courtesy of UK Power Networks.

Coaches Daniel Riches and Mike Pritchard with Beccles Town FC U8s in their new kit. Picture: Courtesy of UK Power Networks.

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Beccles Town FC’s under eights team have kicked off the new season with new kit and equipment.

UK Power Networks 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 team.

Mr Pritchard, 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 five-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.

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