Caroline Flint met some of Doncaster’s football stars of the future this week, when she visited Edlington White Stars JFC Under 11s.
The MP called in on a training session to see the Club’s new goalposts after a successful bid to the Football Foundation, which supports grass roots football.
Said Club Secretary Garry Moseley: “The players were thrilled to bits that Caroline was joining them for a photo and they were amazed when she stepped in between our new goal posts to face penalties. Our Club is going from strength to strength and we were delighted that our MP was able to support our bid for new goalposts.”
PHOTO SHOWS: Stars of the future – Edlington White Stars Under11s give a thumbs up to their new goalposts. Back row Caroline Flint with coaches l to r: Tom Keegan, Paul McAteer, Ramsay Allan and Club Secretary Garry Moseley. BELOW: Caroline faces penalties.
Said Caroline: “It was fantastic meeting the Under 11 squad, who looked like a great team. And some of them can really pack a punch from the penalty spot, as I found out when I took a turn in goal.
“Edlington White Stars JFC is a great club. Garry Moseley and the coaches, who are all volunteers, run 13 teams; and do a fantastic job in all weathers. The coaches and parents who make everything happen demonstrate why the Football Foundation are right to invest in grassroots football here in Doncaster.”
Edlington White Stars received a grant of £300 from the Football Foundation for new goal posts at their home ground, the Yorkshire Main Miners Welfare. Ms Flint is now supporting a bid to have their 5 a side pitch resurfaced.
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