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FOOTBALL: County town youngsters given helping hand
A MCDONALD’S franchise owner has stepped in to help support Dorchester Town Youth Stars FC with a donation for new playing kit, training equipment and end of season trophies.
Nick Maybour’s £1,000 contribution as part of the McDonald’s Community Football Programme marks the beginning of his sponsorship of the team and will also go towards investment in other areas such as training and player recruitment.
Maybour’s restaurant, off the Monkey’s Jump roundabout on Bridport Road, is going to feature a noticeboard with news and results from the team as the season progresses.
To help raise the standards of grassroots football, the McDonald’s Community Football Programme encourages more people to get involved in the game as players, supporters or coaches, with kit and equipment donations.
The new gear was formally handed over to the county town Stars at a club presentation evening which Maybour attended along with players, officials and team coach Bob Mowlem.
Mowlem, who last year won an FA Community Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Football, accepted the donation and thanked Maybour for his support.
“We are incredibly grateful to Nick and McDonald’s for their very generous donation,” he said.
“The money has been used to purchase some much-needed new kit and training equipment and will help the club continue to grow and welcome young players into the team to enjoy football.”
Maybour, who owns two restaurants in Dorset, said: “Bob has dedicated more than 50 years to helping youth football and it is an honour to be able to help him and Dorchester Town Youth Stars with this donation.
“Bob’s love for grassroots football is there for all to see and we are delighted to be able to support him and the club and we look forward to following the team throughout the season and wish them the best of luck.”
McDonald’s is a community partner of the FA and dedicated to supporting grassroots football by helping raise standards and developing best practises.
By 2014, McDonald’s has pledged to train a further 30,000 coaches, and support over 6,000 local clubs and 400,000 volunteers.
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