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Grasshopper NC jump for joy with £750 cash boost!

Added 25 Feb 2019 by GFORCE

A sports club in Leicester is celebrating after netting a donation of £750 from a unique campaign.

The Grasshopper Netball Club, which was founded over 40 years ago, has received the money from the GFORCE Grassroots Campaign which aims to provide financial support to help sports teams and clubs from across the Midlands achieve their aspirations.

The club, which has four adult teams playing in the Leicester Netball League (LNL), as well as five youth teams, is also now represented at an elite level in the East Midlands Regional League with teams in both Division 2 and Division 3. The funding has provided the club with some hoodies for one of its elite teams and to cover coaching and equipment costs such as new balls.

Kate Garner from Grasshopper Netball Club, said: “Our Club is very friendly and inclusive welcoming all levels of netballer to develop them as far as possible.  As well as improving netball skills, we also aim to support club members to further their education via umpiring, coaching and first aid qualifications. 

“Spurred on by England Netball’s success winning Gold at the Commonwealth Games this year, we have recently added a new team to the elite regional league and we were looking for support so the Grassroots Campaign came along at just the right time!

“We were delighted to be successful and have received some red, white and green hoodies for our brand new second elite team of netballers which look great and we were also able to fund some coaching and new equipment. We would like to thank GFORCE for their very generous donation and making it possible for us to have these custom-designed hoodies and essential equipment.”

After two successful years in which GFORCE’s Grassroots Campaign made 12 donations at a total of £10,000 to clubs and teams across the Midlands the company has again set aside a £5,000 pot of money for 2019 reinforcing its commitment to grassroots sport.

Simon Ward, Group Sales Director at GFORCE Sportswear, said “We are so pleased to have been able to make this donation to the Grasshopper Netball Club who are a fantastic community club working hard to give whoever wants to take part, access to playing netball at all levels.

“The GFORCE Grassroots campaign exists to reward the dedication, passion and success of sports teams and clubs from across the Midlands, like the Grasshopper Netball Club. We wish the club all the best in the future.”

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