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Bellway Homes donate kit to Newport Pagnell junior teams
Some of the Newport Pagnell Town FC U7s team receiving their new kit from Bellway Sales Manager Elaine Brown (front left), along with Julie Ford from the club and coaches Jonathan Coates and Jon Forman

Three junior football teams in Newport Pagnell will be starting the season in brand new kits thanks to a donation from Bellway.

Newport Pagnell Town FC’s three under 7 teams are in training for the new season and will officially kick off with their first matches in September. The club is based at The Pavilion in Willen Road, Newport Pagnell.

Bellway sponsored the kits as part of its community programme linked to its Tickford Mews development in North Crawley Road.

Julie Ford, a volunteer who oversees the club’s 29 youth teams, said: “We’re delighted that the children can start their first games all wearing their new kit. The under 7s have just left our Newport Kickers section which caters for four to six-year-olds. They played their first friendly matches against each other at a tournament last month and are looking forward to playing against other teams for the first time.

“The kit donation is a big gesture from Bellway and we are very grateful.”

Bellway Sales Manager Elaine Brown said: “The youth set-up at Newport Pagnell Town FC serves hundreds of local children and it is run by volunteers, mostly parents. We were keen to demonstrate our support for their efforts.

“It is important to us that we forge meaningful links in the communities where we are building. As we are building family homes in Newport Pagnell, it is highly likely that many of our customers will join the club, either as juniors or adult members.

“We will be following the under 7 teams’ journeys with interest and wish them all the best for the new season.”

Bellway is building 73 two to five-bedroom homes at Tickford Mews. Bellway will invest more than £1.54m in community infrastructure, such as healthcare, education, libraries and leisure facilities, and bus stop upgrades locally as part of its planning agreement.

For more information see bellway.co.uk or email tickfordmews@bellway.co.uk

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