Pinchbeck girls receive new kit

Pinchbeck Junior Girls Under 13s in their new kit with councillors Sally Slade, Elizabeth Sneath and James Avery.
Pinchbeck Junior Girls Under 13s in their new kit with councillors Sally Slade, Elizabeth Sneath and James Avery.

A new kit has helped turn a group of interested girls into a fully formed football team.

Pinchbeck Junior Girls Under 13s were the lucky recipients of a full kit of shirts, shorts, socks and tracksuit tops thanks to three councillors who donated funds.

Councillors Sally Slade, Elizabeth Sneath and James Avery donated £500 from their designated ward budgets.

Mike Bracegirdle, the team’s coach, said: “When I first asked Sally Slade about support for the girls’ team, the reply came back very quickly that they would love to help us.

“Everyone at the club thought it was a great gesture, especially offering us £500, which is a great deal of money.”

Mike said there are 18 girls in the under 16s and 14 in the under 13s team, though any girl who wants to play is always welcome.

He said: “We entered both teams in the S-tech Cambridgeshire Women’s and Girls’ Football League and needed a kit for them.

“It is difficult to keep asking local companies and individuals to support the club with donations for kit, so the money has helped to turn a group of interested girls into a fully formed football team, all playing regularly and loving every minute of it.”

Coun Slade said: “We are always happy to help local causes and we hope that the team will enjoy wearing their new kit.”

The three local councillors recently presented the girls with a certificate – before watching them in action.