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No Jumpers, just new goal

Holbrook Hornets FC has new goalposts at their training ground thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

The company, which delivers electricity to more than eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East through its vast infrastructure of overhead power lines, underground cables and substations, has given the club a £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme.

It donated the money following an application from employee Paul Ross, who works at the company’s offices in Ipswich, and is also chairman of the club where his son Aaron plays.

Paul, from Shotley Gate, said: “Holbrook Hornets provide youth football to 120 children from the ages of five to 18.

“We are a voluntary club run by an enthusiastic committee and helped by ever more enthusiastic parents with the emphasis on participation to get as many children playing football as we can manage.

“The Team Sports Award from UK Power Networks has helped us buy the new goals the club desperately needed owing to our growing number of teams, so on behalf of Holbrook Hornets and as an employee, I applaud their involvement with local organisations in supporting clubs like ourselves who rely partly on fundraising to make football affordable to all.”

The Team Sport Award scheme encourages staff to volunteer in the community and promotes healthy living, teamwork and development of sporting opportunities.

Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year nearly £10,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.

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