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Young rugby players receive cheque for new kit from Asda

Young players from the Rylands Sharks under-nines rugby league team will be taking to the pitch in smart new kit after receiving a grant from the Asda Foundation.

Cheque presentation

Asda Warrington Community Champion Liz Cotterill and her colleague Lysney presented a cheque for £956.30 to eight-year-old player Joe, who called in at the store with his mum Antonia.

Liz said: "Joe was super-excited as he held up the huge Foundation cheque and when he realised I’m coming to visit with the cheque when the team get their kit he jumped with excitement! 

“This means for the first time ever the team has had whole kit – including protective gear which is important – given to them by anyone completely free, without having to fundraise.” 

Antonia, who’s also the team admin, said: “It’s amazing what you and Asda do Liz. The boys will  be so proud to have the Asda Foundation logo on their kit!”

Posted in Community on 13 June 2017