DOU­BLE To­kens in­side

Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - By Ana Da Silva

THESE young foot­ball play­ers are look­ing to score big in an an­nual cash giveaway.

Mint­law Boys Club have reg­is­tered for this year’s Com­mu­ni­tee Chest in a bid to net a share of £15,000.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Mary Hay said: “The club is con­stantly grow­ing and it would be great to get the ex­tra money to keep it go­ing.”

The club is made up of 180 kids who range from pri­mary one to third year of sec­ondary school.

Mary said the boys tend to play at foot­ball fes­ti­vals and they hope the money could be put to­wards grow­ing their ball skills.

She added: “There are 11 teams and they train once a week – but it gets hard to fit 60 kids in one field.

“We’re hop­ing to put the money into ex­tra train­ing ses­sions to help them progress with their game and to get them new kits.

“A kit can eas­ily cost around £900 for one, but thank­fully some of them are spon­sored.

“The boys need an away kit and a home kit, and with the club al­ways grow­ing, we need all the help we can get.”

Chair­man Richard Hay said he is ea­ger for the club to strike it lucky and take home funds.

The Mint­law group has been rallying sup­port by post­ing on their Face­book page and telling friends and fam­ily to col­lect to­kens ev­ery day in the Evening Ex­press.

The groups en­ter­ing Com­mu­ni­tee Chest who col­lect the most to­kens in each cat­e­gory will walk away with be­tween £500 and £5,000. Groups with 30 mem­bers or fewer have the chance to land £500, those with be­tween 31 and 60 could take home £1,000 and groups with more than 61 mem­bers are in with a chance of bag­ging £5,000.

hope­ful: One of Mint­law Boys Club’s teams.

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