£1,250 help in store for ju­nior foot­ballers

Rossendale Free Press - - Sixties Festival -

A JU­NIOR foot­ball club has been boosted with a size­able do­na­tion from a su­per­mar­ket.

The Rossendale Val­ley Ju­nior Foot­ball Club was pre­sented with a cheque for £1,250 from Rawten­stall Asda’s com­mu­nity cham­pion Laura Sax­ton.

The do­na­tion forms part of its £2,000 an­nual sports grant, which was also split with Hasling­den Girls Foot­ball Team.

The Val­ley ju­niors were formed in 2003 and cur­rently have 27 teams aged from un­der-sevens up to un­der-16s, with around 370 chil­dren play­ing in leagues across the North West.

Michelle Cham­bers, fundrais­ing or­gan­iser for the club, said: “Many thanks to Asda, for this fan­tas­tic amount which will be put to great use.

“Rossendale Val­ley Ju­nior Foot­ball Club is made up of lots of vol­un­teers co­or­di­nated by Linda Howarth and we are al­ways on the look­out for more helpers and more spon­sors.”

Michelle added that they are plan­ning a fam­ily disco and Christ­mas party to sup­port the club, and are al­ways look­ing for new spon­sors for foot­ball kits, to help with the cost of re­plac­ing nets, pro­vide fund­ing for win­ter in­door and 3G/4G pitches.

●● Fundrais­ing or­gan­iser Michelle Cham­bers with Asda Com­mu­nity Cham­pion Laura Sax­ton and Rossendale Val­ley Ju­nior play­ers Cal­lum Cham­bers and Dixie Thirde

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