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Grant gives young Beccles footballers a boost

PUBLISHED: 08:45 13 October 2017

Coaches Daniel Riches (left) and Mike Pritchard with Beccles Town FC U8 in their new kit. Picture: Jenny Chapman

Coaches Daniel Riches (left) and Mike Pritchard with Beccles Town FC U8 in their new kit. Picture: Jenny Chapman

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Beccles Town’s U8 team have kicked off the new season with new kit and equipment thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

The company has given the club a £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.

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 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.”

Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up.

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