Nutley Football Club has been awarded a £250 grant from UK Power Networks to help provide new equipment for the under 11s’ team.
Valerie Williams, who is a planning accountant at UK Power Networks’ Crawley office, nominated the football team to receive the company’s Team Sport Award, which helps to promote healthy living, team work and sporting opportunities.
Valerie said: “My son Joseph is a member of the team and I help the club in any way I can. I was so excited when I found out we had been awarded the grant, I couldn’t wait to tell the team.
“This money is invaluable to ensure the club continues to provide fantastic opportunities within such a rural location for budding and enthusiastic junior footballers. The team desperately needs new goal posts and other equipment such as new balls, bibs and goal keeper gloves so the grant money will go towards these.”
Nutley Football Club is the village’s first ever junior football club, set up in September 2015. The team, which currently plays in the Under 11s Crowborough and District Junior Football League, is coached by Level 1 qualified football coach Ben Scott and two support coaches Gavin Paisley and Hamish Norris.
UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity supplies across the South East including Sussex, runs the Team Sport Award scheme to encourage staff to volunteer in the community.
Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year nearly £13,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.
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