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New kit for Bury primary school football team

PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 February 2015

The long arm of Cllr Sarah Stamp reaching out to help the Year 1/Reception team at Hardwick Primary School provided with new football kit thanks to funding from Cllr Sarah Stamp's locality budget.  Dominic Atkins, Benji Greenin in the previously worn oversized shirts and Harry Farrow

The long arm of Cllr Sarah Stamp reaching out to help the Year 1/Reception team at Hardwick Primary School provided with new football kit thanks to funding from Cllr Sarah Stamp's locality budget. Dominic Atkins, Benji Greenin in the previously worn oversized shirts and Harry Farrow

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A primary school football team's youngest members have been able to hang up their oversized kits, thanks to a grant from a local councillor.

Two dozen children from reception class and Year One at Hardwick Primary in Bury St Edmunds, had faced having to play their first matches in hand-me-down kits used by older pupils.

But then St Edmundsbury Borough councillor Sarah Stamp stepped up to donate £230 from her locality grant to pay for a new kit.

Coach Andy Abbott said: “The new kit really looks great. It was a very proud moment when the team took to the pitch wearing the school colours and they won their first game 5-3.”

This is the first financial year that St Edmundsbury councillors have each been given £2,500 to spend supporting local events or organisations.

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