Sports club's net gain for youngsters

PUBLISHED: 16:43 06 July 2006 | UPDATED: 14:45 12 May 2010

PCSO Chris Brabrook and some of the members of the Sandon Sports Club

PCSO Chris Brabrook and some of the members of the Sandon Sports Club

POLICE Community Support Officer Chris Brabrook has helped Sandon Sports Club obtain £1,000 of new cricket equipment. The club has been awarded a cricket cage and nets after PCSO Brabrook applied to Herts County Council for funding. The county council al

POLICE Community Support Officer Chris Brabrook has helped Sandon Sports Club obtain £1,000 of new cricket equipment.

The club has been awarded a cricket cage and nets after PCSO Brabrook applied to Herts County Council for funding.

The county council allocates money to support PCSOs in setting up or assisting community schemes.

PCSO Brabrook became involved with the project in order to encourage young people to get involved in sport and channel their energy in a positive way.

He said: "It offers them a chance to practise their skills and gain an interest in sport.

"Many people give up a tremendous amount of their time to offer a chance for youngsters in the village to play sport and enjoy the social inter-action.

"We want to encourage all young people in the Sandon, Rushden, and Wallington area to use the facilities. You never know, they could be the next Freddy Flintoff."

The cricket net is free to use and is available all year round, and, at the moment, is being used most evenings.

Janice Darton of Sandon Sports Club said: "Everyone really appreciates Chris's involvement in the funding.

"It is hard to run clubs and help like this is extremely important.

"The youngsters will enjoy the equipment and it will give them something worthwhile.

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