Coun­cil­lor’s boost for youth sports


THREE ju­nior sport clubs have been given a fi­nan­cial boost by a Leek district coun­cil­lor.

Bill Caw­ley has do­nated £166 each to Leek run­ning, hockey and rugby clubs – all at ju­nior level

Each coun­cil­lor at Staffordshire Moor­lands District Coun­cil has £500 to spend on com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives.

Coun­cil­lor Caw­ley chose to di­vide the £500 into three and give the money to young peo­ple en­gaged in sport.

The hockey club de­cided to spend the money on eight pro­tec­tive masks for the de­fend­ers who are at great­est risk from in­jury from the ball when struck from cor­ners.

Mr Caw­ley said: “I am not re­ally a hockey or in­deed a rugby player – foot­ball and cricket were my sports in my youth – but I re­alised that it was im­por­tant to get the fund spent quickly so that young peo­ple in Leek could use the money early in the sea­son to best ad­van­tage.”

Coun­cil­lor Bill Caw­ley is seen pre­sent­ing the hockey masks to mem­bers of the Badgers – Leek Hockey Club’s ju­nior team.

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