Hope Farm Hotspurs JFC received £250 for the kit for their under nines’ team.
Coach Mark Jakeman said:“We’re an inclusive community club with 12 players from across Ellesmere Port. We don’t hold trials to rate players – if a child wants to play for us they can. With Redrow’s funding we’ve been able to purchase tracksuits for the players. It’s been a real boost and has helped them keep warm during training or before matches over the winter.”
The team plays at Meadow Primary School, around a mile and half from Ledsham Garden Village, every weekend in the Chester Junior League, with training sessions on Fridays.
“We feel we offer a good service to the community by letting these 12 children play and get physical, as well as contributing towards the upkeep of the school field,”Mark added.
Trainee area sales manager Katherine Andrucci said:“Sports teams like Hope Farm Hotspurs play an important part in the community, helping young people stay fit and active, while having fun, making new friends and developing team working skills. We were happy to be able to kit the players out with tracksuits to help keep them warm during training and before matches.”
Through our West Cheshire Fund, linked to Ledsham Garden Village and the sell-out development The Pastures in Backford Cross, we’ve supported various sports including football, rugby and netball teams, plus a gymnastics club.
The community fund is in addition to statutory funding linked to our new homes.
Ledsham Garden Village is a scheme of circa 2,000 homes set amid 100 acres of open space, with Redrow having committed to investing £13 million to support the growth of the neighbourhood.