As part of the Young’s Seafood Limited Fish for Life Corporate Responsibility Programme every month staff members nominate and vote for a charity to donate £250 to through a token scheme. This month Steve Choppen, Business Unit Director at Young’s Seafood Limited, nominated Cleethorpes Town FC to receive the donation.
Pete Ward, CEO of Young’s Seafood Limited said “Cleethorpes Town FC is a wonderful community club which has had great success in both local and regional football events. The club is a pillar of the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Community and we are delighted to have this opportunity to support them and help fund new football strips, footballs and training gear for the upcoming season.”
Steve Choppen, Business Unit Director, Young’s Seafood Limited and manager of Cleethorpes FC added “I have personally been involved with the club for several years, mainly to watch my son who has played for them since the age of 6. For the past 3 years I’ve been involved with the team directly as Assistant Manager but midway through last season I became the club’s Manager. I now have an Assistant in Graham Lanty whose son also plays for the team and this season we have strengthened the squad considerably and play in the Grimsby & District Intermediate League at Under 15 level.
The team needs fully kitting out with new football strips, footballs and training gear as we progress through the age groups and the club are pleased to accept the £250 donation from Young’s which will help go towards funding what we need. Our season has started, winning 5-1 and we are looking forward to a good season ahead.”
Cleethorpes Town FC was originally formed in 1988 as Lincolnshire Soccer School, the team was an immediate success with both boys and girls across every age group and the club began to grow quickly, with over 30 teams competing at all levels of local and regional football.
Now rebranded as Cleethorpes Town, the club has redeveloped into an important community outlet. With over 30 teams competing at every level of local and regional football, the Owls are one of the largest clubs in the area and still continues to expand in all areas. The excellent array of teams and high quality coaching saw the club awarded with Football Association Charter Standard Community Club Status thus further underlining the clubs commitment to providing high quality football coaching alongside enjoyment for youngsters. The club continues to make strides to improve and fulfill their immediate ambition of becoming North East Lincolnshire’s most successful lower league football club and with plans in place for a new stadium at the Linden Homes Club, it truly is an exciting time for the Owls.