Team kitted out with £1,000 grant

A FOOTBALL team in Clevedon is celebrating netting a grant of £1,000. The Clevedon Ability Football Club for people with special needs has been awarded

A FOOTBALL team in Clevedon is celebrating netting a grant of £1,000.The Clevedon Ability Football Club for people with special needs has been awarded the money by the Quartet Community Foundation.The club, which trains each Monday night at the Strode Centre and at Clevedon United's pitch at Coleridge Vale and has members from across the north of the district, will use the windfall to help pay for venue and minibus hire to get to matches.Players are also sporting a smart new kit paid for from the money and will wear it for the first time at their first fixture in the South West Disability League later this month.The club has been running since April 2006 and is a mixed team of 30 members.Club manager Sally Wilcock, who runs the sessions with Kate Walker, said: "We train indoors during the winter and although we charge a nominal fee for players, we still run at a loss."The money will help us fund our venue and put the club on a firm footing."It has also paid for our first proper kit and the players are really looking forward to wearing it at their first fixture.


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