Sherburn White Rose F.C. players making the most of their new football nets

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Sherburn White Rose Go Goal Crazy

Youngsters at Sherburn White Rose FC have been banging in the goals in their new football nets, purchased thanks to a £2,500 grant from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.

Under new FA regulations all under 11, 12 and 13 sides are now required to play 9-aside matches with smaller pitches and goals. The changes are designed to develop a new generation of youngsters with the technical skills to match the best in the world. While this is great news for the future of the game, it also meant that the club had to buy all new goals and nets.

The grant from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust allowed them to purchase the highest quality equipment, and it’s a good thing they did as the goals have been put under severe strain by the under 11’s side. Currently placed third in the Garforth Junior Football League Division 1, the team are top scorers with an astounding 45 goals from just 11 games.

Gary Limbert, Director at Sherburn White Rose Sports Club commented

“In total there are over 200 local players of all different ages registered with the football club and we are keen to ensure that they have the best possible facilities to enjoy the game. The new goal posts and nets are not only great for league matches but have also been used by all the junior sides in training. In addition we’ve also been able to share them with pupils from Hungate Community Primary School”. 

John Garbutt, Chairman of the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust said “We are extremely pleased to see that the new equipment is being put to good use by the Sherburn White Rose juniors. Improving the health and fitness of young people is one of our key aims and the smaller team sizes should ensure that all of the players see more of the ball during games.”

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