Funding buys first kit for youngsters’ team

Published on: 18 Sep 2012

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Funding buys first kit for youngsters’ team

Keynsham youngsters are celebrating a first for their football team - after getting funding for their first kit.

Kelston Town FC, part of Keynsham Town Juniors, are now sporting a new strip thanks to cash from Councillor Brian Simmons, through the B&NES Councillor Initiative.

Kelston Town FCThe boys lined up for this photo in their kit on August 31 at a presentation ceremony.

Cllr Simmons (Keynsham North) said: “The £2,000 BANES Councillor Initiative money has given over 50 children enormous pleasure and also increased their football skills. They have also made friendships with people they wouldn’t normally meet and it has been a good use of the Councillor Initiative money.” 

It comes at the end of a school holiday football coaching programme run by Keynsham Town Council Youth Service and Keynsham Town FC.

The sessions proved a hit with youngsters, who were full of praise for the activities. Mike, 15, said: “The coaches give you good tips on how you can improve and they make it fun and active and  people don’t get left out.”

Leo, 10, said: “It was amazing, better than last year. I enjoyed the tournaments the most.”   

Joe Ryan, head coach and Keynsham Town  youth development officer, echoed their views, saying: “It’s been a fantastic summer working with some great players and characters.  There was great support from the coaching team and guest coaches Sion and Jack, from Somerset FA  and the national FA.” 

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