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Iceni Magazine | May 19, 2018

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Norwich youth football club given a helping hand after being targeted by vandals

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Kier Living Eastern comes to the aid of youth football club

Award-winning housebuilder, Kier Living Eastern, has helped a local youth football club get back to their winning ways after they were targeted by vandals.

The Queens Hill Panthers Youth Football Club, which meets every Saturday at Barford Village Hall, Norwich, and has under-9, under-10 and under-11 teams, suffered a blow after they had their storage unit broken into, damaged and equipment stolen last year.

Now, thanks to Kier Living Eastern, the club now has a secure unit to store its equipment, £300 worth of merchandise, including mini hard hats, school bags, mini high-vis jackets and stationery.

The Queens Hill Panthers Youth Football Club’s predicament was highlighted by Daniel Brazier, assistant site manager for St Walstans in Costessey, whose son plays for the youth club.

Nick Moore, managing director, Kier Living Eastern, said: “When Daniel told us about the team and the help they needed, we were eager to see how we could help.

“It is wonderful to be able to support a thriving youth football team. The secure unit is going to make a big difference to the club and give them the opportunity to store more equipment for their training and football matches.”

The donation is the latest community contribution made by Kier Living Eastern in the region, which regularly helps local communities.

Paul Bedwell, chairman of club, said: “We had been in talks for around 18 months to plan for a new storage container and the logistics of the haulage of it. Then Kier Living Eastern stepped in and after a few weeks they had organised the whole thing.

“It has meant we have been able to get on with ordering extra kit and bigger goals for the older players. We used to be restricted by the size of equipment because we didn’t have the storage space but now we can have goals which do not have to be dismantled after every match, which has helped us out a lot.

“It has not just been the donations from Kier Living Eastern that have helped the team but also their generosity in dedicating their time to the team and coming along to our presentation events.”

Kier Living Eastern is building the nearby St Walstans development, a stunning new development of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom family homes located just five miles from the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich. Prices start from £236,995 to £259,995.

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