Melksham school football team strikes partnership with housebuilder

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2nd Apr 2024 | Football

The Melksham players in their kit, image Barratt David Wilson Homes South West
The Melksham players in their kit, image Barratt David Wilson Homes South West

St George's Dragons, the football team of St George's Church of England Primary School in Semington, has struck a partnership with local housebuilder, Barratt David Wilson Homes South West, as players enter the second half of the Future of Football School league.

Future of Football is a recently launched initiative in Melksham which brings together more than 450 pupils from eight schools across the region to take play weekly football matches, with three tournaments scheduled for later this year.

James Stapleton, Future of Football director, said: "We strive to get as many children as possible into playing football and bringing schools, children and parents together has been fantastic for the local community in Melksham. 

"In the current economic climate, school's sporting budgets have become heavily stretched which is why we're so grateful to Barratt David Wilson Homes South West for sponsoring St George's Dragon's kit.

"The funding will allow us to reinvest in the club, enabling us to increase participation in the area and provide children who may not have had the chance otherwise with the opportunity to take part in football.

"We launched the season late last year and seeing young players kick a ball that have never played in a team before was extremely rewarding.

"There were lots of great moments in the first round and we look forward to the next three tournaments later this year when the final will be held over a day with an awards ceremony."


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