SCILLY'S YOUNG FOOTBALLERS GET FIRST KIT
Scilly’s Five Islands Football Club has its own kit for the first time.
The Club was given a £1,000 grant from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Community Fund, which paid for shirts, shorts and socks.
The new kits were presented to the players by Community Fund Chairman Terry Ward, who said the Steamship Co was “delighted” to be helping out.
He said: “There are a lot of parents who give up part of their weekends so that the children can learn skills and play matches and at the same time keep fit, which has got to be better than sitting indoors playing computer games.
“I can remember being at school and being presented with a new kit, it was a great feeling and our enthusiasm levels definitely went up a notch or two.”
Alison Stedeford from Five Islands Football Club said: “We’ve never had a club kit before now. It’s amazing what a kit can do - it’s given us a proper club feel and the players a real sense of belonging to the club. We can’t thank the Steamship Company enough.”