£2,000 cash boost for village football club
A CASH boost has been handed to Winkleigh Football Club following their final match of the league season.
Housebuilder Allison Homes’ South West region has donated £2,000 to the club, which is based near its brand-new High Moor View development.
Jamie Snell, assistant land manager at Allison Homes South West, attended Winkleigh’s final match of the season – a 3-1 win over Newton St Cyres – to support the team and deliver the donation.
Michele Jones, regional sales and marketing manager for Allison Homes South West, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Winkleigh Football Club and wish them the best of luck for when the new season starts.”
Winkleigh Football Club is based near the housebuilder’s High Moor View development. The brand-new development launched last weekend, and two properties have already been reserved by keen house hunters.
According to Winkleigh skipper Rob Knight, the additional funds will go a long way towards helping plans for an improved clubhouse become a reality.
“It was a fantastic surprise that a local developer was keen and able to offer sponsorship to the community that they’re joining,” said Knight.
“Thanks, too, to Joyce Maddox who approached the developers on behalf of the club and really got the ball rolling on it.”
Having finished second in the league – just two points behind champions Teignmouth Reserves – Winkleigh have also received news that they will be promoted to Division One ahead of next season.
“As far as we’re concerned we’ve been promoted, which is a huge achievement when you think of where we started,” Knight added. “We had such a tough run-in to secure promotion, so it was a great feeling.”
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