West Sussex County Times
‘Mindless vandals’ damage club’s new £2,000 goal posts
Vandals have damaged goalposts in Billingshurst which were just one week old.
Chairman of Billingshurst FC’s youth section Colin Mackay said the posts were bought before lockdown but were only erected by volunteers in early April.
He added: “Literally five days later someone has bent the stanchions at the back of them. “It’s mindless vandals.” The damaged goalposts cost the club more than £2,000 and were funded thanks to support from a football foundation grant.
And the 44-year-old said he was annoyed to see vandals ‘destroy’ the club’s efforts to improve facilities.
Colin said: “It’s just frustrating.”
He called for parents to instil respect in their children to avoid future incidents like this.
Colin added: “It needs to start at home. Parents need to talk about mindless vandals with their children.”
But the chairman stressed that the culprits could have been any age.
He said: “[The goalposts] are still usable – just about.
“Can we ask people to be more vigilant to vandalism and report it.
“If playing football at Jubilee be more considerate as a new set of goalposts cost over £2000.
“Let’s start stopping vandals in our community better. It starts at home talk about the impact to the local community.” What do you think? Email your views to email@example.com