Northants junior football club able to purchase new equipment after securing housing developer funding

The Bugbrooke based junior football club has teams from under 7's to under 16's.The Bugbrooke based junior football club has teams from under 7's to under 16's.
The Bugbrooke based junior football club has teams from under 7's to under 16's.
The £1,000 funding is part of a scheme to help groups working with under 18s

A Northamptonshire junior football club has been able to buy new equipment after securing funding from a local house builder.

GLK United based in Bugbrooke, received £1,000 funding from housing developer Persimmon Homes as part of its ‘Building Futures’ scheme.

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The scheme aims to support community groups that work with under 18s in education and arts, health and sport.

Joanne Kelly, from GLK United, said: “This funding is amazing news for the club.

“We have around 250 children playing in teams from under-7s to under-16s so will be able to purchase new equipment to share across all age groups.”

The club boasts county cup and league winners across a number of its age groups so the money will help to continue the successes.

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Simon McDonald, regional managing director of Persimmon Homes Midlands, added: “We are so proud of the difference our Building Futures scheme can make to the grassroots organisations working every day within our local communities.”

Building Futures will see £1million given away across Britain to regional charities, groups, sports clubs and schools to improve local facilities and the delivery of vital community projects.

A number of initiatives will then go on to compete for top prizes of £100,000 through a national online public vote.

The overall winners will be named at a gala dinner for finalists in October.

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