A helping hand for … Newmarket Town FC

14th September 2012

Hastings Direct's community programme supports Newmarket Town FC

Hastings Direct's community programme — A Helping Hand — is supporting Newmarket Town FC by donating £200 to train two new football coaches.

Hastings Direct's A Helping Hand makes financial, professional and physical support available to the local community. Each month Hastings is able to offer either professional support from its 1,300 +staff, or physical support with team building days. In addition, Hastings has made a small monthly grant available to support local funding.

Newmarket Town FC was first started in 1877 making it one of the oldest clubs in the country. The club trains everyone aged from seven to veterans and the new coaches are earmarked to support young new budding footballers.

Stewart Anderson, Commercial Manager for Newmarket FC: "The club is well known within the town for its links to youth football and we are actively engaged with over 300 children in the local area. The club prides itself on its youth system and the new coaches will be used to benefit the wider community. On behalf of Newmarket Town FC, I would like to thank Hastings Direct as its support enables us to continue our success".

Jay Wootten, chair A Helping Hand: "With Newmarket FC being one of the oldest clubs in the country, together with Hastings Direct being an established employer in the area, we felt our support goes hand in hand with promoting and encouraging talent whether it be out on the pitch, or within the workplace. Let's hope our support leads to the next Wayne Rooney being found!"

If you know of a local organisation in need of A Helping Hand, please email jaywootten@hastingsdirect.com for an application form.

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