Energy plant funds goals

Sleaford Town Junior FC Under 13 A and B teams with managers, Ian Barnshaw and David O'Neil, club chairman Jason Butler, and Councillors Keith Dolby and Richard Wright. EMN-140311-133821001
Sleaford Town Junior FC Under 13 A and B teams with managers, Ian Barnshaw and David O'Neil, club chairman Jason Butler, and Councillors Keith Dolby and Richard Wright. EMN-140311-133821001

Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant Community Liason Panel members, district councillor’s Keith Dolby and Richard Wright, were present at Eslaforde Park to witness the benefits of its latest local pledge.

The £2,000 donation has enabled Sleaford Town Junior Football Club to purchase a set of new portable goals.

Junior club chairman, Jason Butler expressed his gratitude, commenting: “We are perhaps more fortunate than some other local teams, however the ever-expanding guidelines being introduced by the FA to help our young footballers develop is making it increasingly difficult for us to find the necessary funds and space to provide so many different-sized pitches and goals.

“As a club, we were faced with the real possibility of losing some of our teams and indeed those players from the local community. We have so many volunteers who invest their own time and effort, gaining qualifications and the like, to oversee the development of these keen footballers. Needless to say it would have been a sad state of affairs if these teams were forced to fold or move away.”

The new portable goals will enable them to pitch share a number of grassroots teams and encourage the growth of further teams.

Other community groups in Sleaford and Kirkby La Thorpe parishes are being urged to apply for funding provided by Sleaford REP. Details: www.sleafordrep.co.uk