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July
2018
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It’s game on for young footballers thanks to E.ON’s Power Kicks

Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON
From activities like Power Kicks to educational workshops and funds that promote energy efficiency improvements, we’re proud to be involved in a number of initiatives that provide communities across the nation with grass roots support.
Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON

Youth players from 32 teams across England, Scotland and Wales are now dressed to impress after each winning a full team kit thanks to E.ON’s Power Kicks competition.

Through Power Kicks, E.ON gave away kits to under 13 teams. Each of the winning teams received shirts, shorts and socks in colours of their choice and sporting club logo. The personalised kits have now all been delivered to the teams and are being worn for league games, friendlies and in tournaments up and down the country.

Entries were received from coaches, parents and grandparents on behalf of the teams, which ranged from a newly formed group of five-year olds right up to several well-established teams of players aged 12.

Kelly Brooks, whose eight-year old son Jared plays for Darlington RA Juniors’ under nines, the Locomotives, was one of the winners. She said: “The kit has come as a real boost for the team. When Jared joined the Locomotives at the start of the season, they were about to start fundraising for new kit, so we were thrilled to win the Power Kicks competition.

“Most of the boys have been playing together since they were under six, so they’ve become strong friends over the years and have great team spirit both on and off the pitch. We take pride in providing organised football training and competitive games for local boys. Our aim is to encourage these youngsters’ passion for the beautiful game.”

 

Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON, said: “We hope these new kits bring each of the 32 winning teams luck as they play! Power Kicks has been open to teams across Britain with the aim of helping youth teams through the provision of new kits. From activities like Power Kicks to educational workshops and funds that promote energy efficiency improvements, we’re proud to be involved in a number of initiatives that provide communities across the nation with grass roots support.”

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Notes to Editors:

The 32 winning teams were: Alcester Town U13 Rangers (Warwickshire), Blackburn United (West Lothian), Burntwood Dragons U10 (Staffordshire), Calsonic Kansei Swiss Valley AFC (Llanelli), Castle Newnham Knights (Bedford), Claines School Saturday Club (Worcester), Crossley Colts U13 (Halifax), Darlington RA Juniors U9 Locomotives (Durham), Hallbankgate Village School (Cumbria), Highgate United Football Club (Solihull), Hodgson FC Whites U12 (Sunderland), Horwich St Mary's Invaders (Bolton), Maghull Girls FC (Merseyside), Mansfield Hosiery Mills U12 (Nottinghamshire), Markfield Colts U13 (Leicestershire), Marshalls Marksmen (Gainsborough), Moorgreen Colts Girls U13 (Nottingham), New Mills Juniors (High Peak), Portsoy Junior Football Club (Aberdeenshire), Real 60 (Chatham), Redlands (Worksop), Ringwood Town U12 Warriors (Hampshire), Somersall Rangers Hurricanes (Chesterfield), Somersham U6 Football Team (Huntingdon), Steel City Rangers (Sheffield), St George EIG Junior FC (Bristol), Stoke Lane U13 Lions (Bristol), Tytherington Juniors FC (Macclesfield), Vicars Cross Dynamos JFC (Chester), Whitwick Juniors (Leicestershire), Woodley Wanderers Youth Football Club Cougars (Reading), Worthen Juniors FC (Shropshire).

Photos show some of the Power Kicks winning teams in their new kits, provided by E.ON.

For more information contact:

Jane Branscombe, 07921 491159, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

Naomi Troy, 07894 515169, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

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