Ruskington Lions have been re-awarded the FA Charter Mark, after hard work by the club, spearheaded by its Charter Officer Tam Flemming.
Club vice-chairman Richard Wright said: “This award demonstrates Ruskington’s commitment to fair play, quality training for the players and constant personnel development by the volunteer managers and coaches.”
The award also opens up avenues to extra funding and the under 12s received free kit, provided by Lincolnshire FA.
The junior club has also secured local funding to allow the purchase of kits and jackets. This included an anonymous sponsor for the under 17s who wished to sponsor to raise awareness of Macmillan Cancer Support: the under 15s gained sponsorship for a second time from Elite Fish and Chip Company; the under 14s are sponsored by Baxters Garage and Spar shop; the under 14 Yellows are backed by Metis Aerospace; the under 11s are sponsored by Brian Coupland Ltd. In addition, the club also received a grant from County Councillor Stuart Tweedale to buy a club embroidered woolly hat for every player, from his county community fund.
Every year they hold the Hughie Winters memorial match to raise money for Cancer Research. Under 16 player Charlie Russell and his team started a Just Giving web page and arranged a second game and entertainment, boosting the sum raised to £2,468 for Cancer Research.