SPORTS-MAD youngsters from Coventry will be on the ball for their first experience of competitive football courtesy of a cash boost from a leading housebuilder.
Coventry Copsewood under six team has been selected as one of the Persimmon Homes Community Champions.
The team received £1,000 and will use the donation to purchase training kits, training equipment and new goals for their first season.
The community champions project sees a pot of £24,000 donated to local groups and charities – who can apply for funding each month.
Persimmon’s donation will ensure the youngsters have all the right kit for training and matches.
Currently, Coventry Copsewood has more than 20 junior teams.
Craig Yates, joint manager at Copsewood football team, said: “We are delighted that Persimmon Homes Central has chosen to support us and it will make a huge difference to the team.
“It is the first experience the lads have had of playing football in a team and they can’t wait for all the training sessions and matches.
“It’s a great opportunity for them to get their first taste of football before progressing through the age groups.”
Amanda Benjamin, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Central, said: “We are delighted to select Coventry Copsewood’s under sixes as part of our Community Champions initiative.
“Any football club is a big part of the community and it’s fantastic to see children start playing so young.”
Groups and charities who have already worked hard to raise funds themselves can apply for match funding of up to £1,000.
To apply for funding, visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity