Date: Thursday 23 January 2014
Female footballers from Carlton le Willows Academy in Gedling, Nottingham, who are set to visit The Netherlands for a football tour have been given a boost by Taylor Wimpey.
We donated £1,000 towards the overall cost of the trip and to buy new football kit for the older players.
The school, in Wood Lane, Gedling, is just three miles from our Lime Tree Gardens development in Mapperley.
A group of 30 girls, all aged between 11 and 16 years, will head to The Netherlands for the tour during the Easter school holidays this year. They are set to play against other English school football teams, as well as several Dutch club sides, and will also get the chance to watch PSV Eindhoven’s first team in training.
The girls will be staying at a holiday village in Limburgse Peel, where they will cook their own food for communal mealtimes. Half of the money we donated will be spent on new kit for the older players and the rest will go towards the cost of the trip, bringing the expense down for all of the players. The players will also be raising money themselves over the next few months to help lower the cost further.
Simon Graves, Deputy Head of Carlton le Willows Academy, says: “The students are all very excited about the tour. This is the fourth year that we are running an international tour for the girls’ football team and it’s the first time we are taking the youngest students in Year 7, so they are really looking forward to it.
“We are really grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their support, which will help bring down the cost of the trip for all of the players and will also pay for some much-needed new kit for our older students.
“The tour will be a great opportunity in terms of football, but they will also be away from home so it will teach them about teambuilding and coping on their own.”
Mariana Knight, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities which we build our new homes in, so we were only too pleased to sponsor Carlton le Willows Academy’s trip.
“The football tour sounds like a great opportunity for the players and I hope they have a brilliant time in The Netherlands.”