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A Spalding-based internet service provider has made an important donation to the town's hockey club which will provide shelter during training and matches.

LightSpeed Broadband, which opened its regional HQ at Fulney Hall earlier this year, has donated two new ‘dug-outs’ to Spalding Hockey Club for players, officials and supporters to sit and take shelter on training and match days.

Originally based at Spalding Grammar School and founded in 1953, the Spalding Hockey Club moved to Glen Park, Surfleet in 2009, and is now said to be the largest in Lincolnshire.

Spalding Hockey Club Secretary, Jason Naylor, SPARC representative, Amanda Klopper, Mixed Under 16 Team, Community Engagement Lead, Carmé Mandzij, Sales Manager, Jake Allen (58467006)
Spalding Hockey Club Secretary, Jason Naylor, SPARC representative, Amanda Klopper, Mixed Under 16 Team, Community Engagement Lead, Carmé Mandzij, Sales Manager, Jake Allen (58467006)

Elaine Allen, head of sponsorship for Spalding Hockey Club said: “It is great to have LightSpeed Broadband on board and supporting the club. They understand the importance of sport in the community and the difference it can make.

"Our club is run by a team of volunteers, who put in an incredible amount of time and effort into its smooth running and support like this is a benefit to us all.

"We are all delighted to finally have dugouts, which will make a huge difference to the club especially on match days. I would also like to thank the SPARC committee, who own and run the Glen Park for their support in this project.”

Spalding Hockey Club Secretary, Jason Naylor, SPARC representative, Amanda Klopper, Sales & Community Engagement, Lead Carmé Mandzij, Sales Manager, Jake Allen (58467001)
Spalding Hockey Club Secretary, Jason Naylor, SPARC representative, Amanda Klopper, Sales & Community Engagement, Lead Carmé Mandzij, Sales Manager, Jake Allen (58467001)

An important hub for the local community, the club welcomes people from all walks of life, fielding seven adult men’s and women’s teams each week in competitive leagues.

Meanwhile, LightSpeed has invested more than £25 million building its full-fibre network in nine towns across South Lincolnshire since April last year.

The company is on track to reach 200,000 homes across the East of England by the end of this year and become the region’s leading internet service provider, creating 60 new jobs.

Jake Allen, sales manager from LightSpeed said: “It has been a pleasure to visit Spalding Hockey Club to meet some of the players and to really see what an asset the club is to the local area.

"As we build our full fibre broadband network in towns across the East of England, we’re keen to work together and get involved with the local communities to make a real difference to residents.

"We look forward to meeting more of the teams, their families and the wider community at the club’s upcoming fixtures.”

New players are welcome to join when the season starts in September, and younger members are invited to the thriving and successful junior section which welcomes all players from aged four on a Saturday morning.



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