West Sussex County Times

‘Mindless vandals’ damage club’s new £2,000 goal posts

- Sam Dixon-French ct.news@jpimedia.co.uk

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 ct.letters@jpimedia.co.uk

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Chairman of Billingshu­rst FC’s youth section Colin Mackay
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New goalposts have been bent

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