Proper pitch for budding players

2017-05-09 06:01
Young soccer players from Plumstead have a pitch to practise on but they need more help.

Young soccer players from Plumstead have a pitch to practise on but they need more help.

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Young men from Plumstead and the surrounding areas who battled to find a proper place to practise soccer have finally found a stadium to use thanks to a local.

Ellen Fedele, who stays near Steurhof Village, taught a few of the youngsters. While she spoke to one teen who loves soccer, she asked how she could help his budding team.

“He said they were looking for a proper field to practise on, sponsorship for kit, travelling arrangements to go to games, amongst other things.

“I have taught some of them so I love them dearly. I had to do something for them,” she says.

Making doFedele approached the management of William Herbert stadium and they have now allowed the team to practise on a proper pitch there once a week.

“At present they have been given the privilege by South Peninsula High School, but it is unfortunately not ideal as the ground is uneven, there are holes and stones and dog droppings. But the youngsters make do – they are amazingly adaptable. I would really like to thank those who have helped restore hope for these young men.”

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