Smiths News staff volunteer at Local Football Club

Friday 5th July 2013

Volunteers from Smiths News have helped Eynesbury Rovers Football Club, in St Neots, Cambridgeshire by giving their pitch a ‘lick of paint and spruce up’.

When Graham Mills, territory manager at Smiths News, and vice chairman for Eynesbury Rovers FC approached his colleagues to see if they could help him make a difference at the club, they jumped at the chance to help.

All Smiths News, employees are encouraged to volunteer their time (up to five days per year) and help their local community/ centre as part of the company’s Community Link-Up initiative.

The Smiths News team painted the barriers, goal posts and the spectator stand ready for the new season. Talking about the club and the work they carried out Graham said:

“Eynesbury Rovers is an amateur football club and it has eight teams, whose ages range from under 15 upwards. And it is run by eight volunteers who formed the club’s committee.”

“The club is delighted with the work that’s been completed. The barriers around the pitch are now clearly visible to its players and spectators. This job alone would have taken the committee months to complete. We are due an inspection by the Football Association and this has greatly enhanced the look of the ground. It has also been a great team building exercise as we don’t get to work with each other on a day-to-day basis as we are mostly out in the field.”

Brian Abraham, Club Chairman commented on the work completed by the Smiths News team and said:

“We are truly grateful for the painting that has been done and we would like to thank Smiths News for their support. As we are a small committee, it would have taken months to complete, thank you!”

For more information about Eynesbury Rovers Football Club visit www.clubwebsite.co.uk/eynesburyrovers.

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