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Youngs Park and Aylsham FC scoop £5,000 Aviva prize

Just Regional
Jan 10, 2017 2 mins read

Youngs Park and Aylsham FC were delighted this morning to learn that they were one of the successful applicants for a slice of the Aviva Community Fund.

The club had applied for £5,000 and relied on more than 2,500 votes from the public to push them through to the judging stages.

The 2016 Aviva Community Fund offers a helping hand to local communities across the UK by providing support and funding for local causes.

Now in its second year, the competition invites members of the local community to submit an idea that will make a difference to their local group or charity, with the chance to secure funding ranging from up to £1,000 – £25,000.

Youngs Park and Aylsham FC was one of only two projects that were awarded a £5,000 prize in the sport in the community category (UK wide).

Youngs Park Trustee and Aylsham Football Club chairman Ian Potter was delighted. He said: “It’s great that Youngs Park has been recognised by the UK’s largest insurer. A massive thank you to everyone who voted. This is just the latest step in ensuring Youngs Park and our club continue to develop and become a hub for the whole community. As always I must stress that it isn’t just me, there is a whole network of committee members, volunteers, coaches and parents that all give up their time to make our club and this facility what it is.

“This money means that we can now buy a new container to store equipment, but more importantly it means we can afford a second-hand, ride-on lawnmower which will significantly reduce our annual costs. Every penny saved can be reinvested in the Youngs Park facility”

Youngs Park and Aylsham Football Club will celebrate this success with all of its sponsors and advertisers at an event this Saturday before Aylsham FC take on Dersingham at 2pm.

Ian Potter who this morning accepted £5000 from the Aviva Community Fund.

Ian Potter who this morning accepted £5000 from the Aviva Community Fund.

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