Halstead care home supports junior footballers

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A local care home has shown its support for a group of budding young footballers with the donation of a brand new sports kit. 

Colne View has sponsored the football kit for Halstead Town Football Club’s (HTFC) under 12s team. The team of 11 and 12 year olds, who play their home matches at The Ramsey Academy on Colne Road has received a set of 14 football kits from the care home. The team was invited to Colne View where they met the residents and were officially presented with their new kit. 

Omar Taylor, home manager, said: “It is important for us to create strong links with the Halstead community, as it is a great way of helping residents experience the local area both in the care home, and on regular trips into the town.  

“We thought it would be a great idea to support a local sports team, as keeping active at any age is very important and it has built some really nice intergenerational relationships between residents and the children. 

“We understand they are very happy with their new kits and look forward to inviting the team back to the home in the near future. We have some football fans at the home too, who are keen to support the team this season with a visit to a home match.”

David Press, manager of the Halstead Town youth team, said: “We were delighted to receive the sponsorship from Care UK and the new kits look great. The team looks so professional.  

“The project has created a lot of excitement among the children and we are all grateful to David, Omar and the team at Colne View for their support.”

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