The lights go on for Asfordby girls’ football

Sports Opportunity award buys new floodlights


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The Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund has made a £4,626 award to the Asfordby Amateurs Ladies, Girls & Inclusive Football Club at Asfordby, near Melton Mowbray, to purchase portable floodlights to help extend winter training hours.

Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund Chairman Stephen Draisey said; “We are delighted to be able to support such a thriving and active local sports club in the Melton area. We have been very impressed with how Asfordby Ladies are encouraging more young people, particularly girls, enjoy and learn through sports activity.”

Club Chairperson Sharon Reason said; “Having this facility at our club, and the lights being portable means we can ensure the playing surface is kept to its best, and the club can train in the evenings during the week.”

Pictured with the award and the new floodlights is Matilda Robbie, the 100th player to sign up to the club with some of her team mates, plus Jade Poyzer (centre), a staff member at Kettleby Foods and club volunteer who nominated the club for the award.

The Fund supports the social and economic development of Samworth Brothers local communities by helping young people develop confidence, self esteem and better life skills through sport. For further information contact
The lights go on for Asfordby girls’ football