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Football team scores funding support from housebuilder

Added on: 3rd November, 2017 by Caroline_9383

Football team scores funding support from housebuilder

Last Updated:
Fri, 3 November 2017

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A Wiltshire junior football club has scored a cash boost from a leading housebuilder.

Alderbury FC will receive a £750 donation as part of the Persimmon Homes South Coast Healthy Communities programme.

The scheme will see Persimmon give away more than £600,000 to sporting causes across the UK over the next year, with an overall top national prize of £200,000 in addition to numerous regional donations.

Alderbury FC runs junior teams from under-7s to under-16s and an under-16s girls team from its Junction Road pitches just outside Salisbury.

Stuart Garnett, coach of the Alderbury Panthers under-12s team, said: “This Healthy Communities funding from Persimmon Homes will make a great difference to the club. After ten years of work the club has secured land and funding for new pitches and the Persimmon donation will enable us to kit out the new clubhouse.

“We have ambitions to grow the club to 21 teams at all age groups, including girls’ and women’s teams, so the support from Persimmon Homes will help us to achieve this.”

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Every month this year, Persimmon Homes South Coast will hand out £750 to either a sports team, or individual aged 21 years and under in the area, with the money to be spent on kit, equipment, coaching or facilities.

A shortlist of 30 will then be created for a national final to be decided on a public vote, with the winning club or individual receiving £200,000 to create a long-lasting legacy and two runners-up receiving £50,000 each.

The new fund is in addition to the £720,000 the company already donates through its hugely successful Community Champions scheme each year.

Matt Paine, managing director for Persimmon Homes South Coast, added: “Alderbury FC plays an important role in its community so we are delighted to be able to help the club.

“We still have thousands of pounds to give away, so we’d urge sports groups and individuals to get online and apply.”

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Persimmon Homes South Coast has new homes developments across Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.

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