Community funding hits the back of the net for junior football in Burton-upon-Stather

We’re proud to be supporting more than 100 young footballers in a North Lincolnshire village with a cash injection to the tune of £2,000.

Burton United Football Club, located in Burton-upon-Stather near Scunthorpe, will now be able to ensure the future of their club and plan to invest in pitch maintenance as well as new kit and training.

The funding was secured following the successful application to Quickline’s Community Fund and club treasurer Stuart Pilgrim said it is a “game changer” for the club.

He said: “Burton United is a small youth football club with big ambitions. Over the past two years we have worked hard to revive the club and have built it up to six full teams including our first girls’ team.

“We now have more than 100 local children playing football with teams ranging from under 6 to under 16 as well as our first all-girls team participating in leagues on both Saturdays and Sundays.

“This support from Quickline will make a real difference to us and allow us to not only provide kit and equipment to our teams but it also gives us a foundation to make much needed continuous improvements to our facilities. It will transform the landscape of the club.”

Julie Holmes, Quickline’s Social Value Manager, officially handed over their funding at Burton-upon-Stather Playing Fields, where the club is based.

She said: “It’s important to us at Quickline to offer support to the communities we serve, and to do so in a way that is impactful to as many people as possible.

“Alongside the community fund for the club, we have also provided them with free broadband in the clubhouse and we plan to support them further throughout the season.”

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