Police donation funds new footballs

Club committee members (left to right) Tim Norris, Ingrid Watts, Gary Mansell and Rob Buckwell with some of the footballs
Club committee members (left to right) Tim Norris, Ingrid Watts, Gary Mansell and Rob Buckwell with some of the footballs
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MUCH-needed training footballs are to be bought with money donated by Sussex Police.

Youth football club Mile Oak Wanderers received £200, which will go towards the new balls.

Stuart Berry, vice chairman and vice club secretary, said: “Thank you very much to Sussex Police for this donation.

“Footballs are naturally the items of equipment most needed at any football club and are also the items that need replacing the most too, so the donation will be very useful indeed.

“As a community amateur sports club with low membership fees, we are very grateful for any donation received and this will be put to good use in purchasing some new footballs for our club.”

The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund, which is made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the courts and then sold.

Mile Oak Wanderers, which is based in Portslade, was formed by a small group of parents in March 2007.

The club started out with one team in the under-nines age group but membership quickly grew and there are now a number of teams for ages four to 15 and girls-only teams aged eight to 14.