Local football club ‘thrilled' by donation from South Thames

Date: Thursday 14 December 2017

NEWS - St Francis Rangers Youth Football Club


As part of its ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, the South Thames team has recently donated over £1,000 to St Francis Rangers Youth Football Club Under 11’s team in Haywards Heath. The cash boost covered the cost of kit and tracksuit tops for the squad, and tracksuit tops for the manager and two coaches.


Last season was the club’s most successful for a decade, with cup or league wins for the Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s. But new kit is expensive, and the club have been playing many of their games in second-hand items.


Steve Adams, a coach for the Under 11s who also does garden maintenance and landscaping for Taylor Wimpey, said: “I thought I would ask for the kits and tracksuit tops that we needed and would have been thrilled with just the kit but to receive both is beyond amazing. Last season we had hand-me-downs and the kit was looking really tired – there were even holes appearing where it was coming apart.


“I am so grateful to Susan Joseph and all at Taylor Wimpey South Thames for this wonderful donation. This season it will be all new and smart with the Taylor Wimpey logo, which is absolutely brilliant. I think the lads will be made up by this – it will give them a bit of pride.”


Steve has been involved with the club for about four years – inspired by his sons Charlie and George Bonwick-Adams, who both play for St Francis Rangers.


Susan Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey South Thames, said: “We’re delighted to make this donation to St Francis Youth Football Club’s Under-11s team and help them with all the great work they do for youth sport in the area. We feel it’s extremely important to support clubs and organisations that make such a positive contribution to the communities in which we build our new homes.”