By Martin Walker
Newton Aycliffe’s biggest youth football organisation says a cash boost will enable them to keep subs down.
Newton Aycliffe Youth FC were one of 12 local groups to win a share of Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership’s (GAMP) grant giveaway.
In our special Video Feature, the club’s secretary Berni Borsberry told us the money will go towards expensive running costs.
But, more importantly, it will ensure they can keep their weekly subs down to just £2 a week.
NAYFC came out top in the public vote on Saturday, getting £2,320.
“We’ve allocated this money to reward the children at the end of the season, when we’ll buy trophies and memento’s of their season and will help to pay for football pitches,” said Berni.
“They key to grant funding is keeping our subs as low as possible. We could probably pull in the same sort of money annually if we charged every child £10 a week, but how many youngsters can afford that?
“We charge our children £2 a week, and the main aim of our football club is to keep the subs low by chasing grants.”