Juniors net funding from Hayfield for new kit

November 1, 2022

A junior football team based in Rugby is celebrating after netting funding for new kit from an award-winning housebuilder.

Hillmorton Juniors under 12 Dragons received £650 from Solihull-based Hayfield, ‘WhatHouse? 2021 Housebuilder of the year’, which has kitted out the whole team in a new football strip.

The Dragons are coached by Neil Noakes who applied for the funding to Hayfield where he is a commercial manager. 

He said: “Times are tricky for many people at the moment, and our club is funded entirely through subscriptions, donations and fundraising – we don’t receive any money from the FA.

“This very generous donation from Hayfield has allowed us to invest in new kit for the whole squad so that they look their absolute best when they run out onto the pitch and can focus on developing their skills and enjoying the game.”

Shelley West, Regional Sales Director at Hayfield, said: “It is an important part of Hayfield’s social values that we do all we can to support community initiatives, creating lasting legacies. 

“And who knows, perhaps one of the under 12 players will go on to become a Hayfield homeowner of the future?”

Hillmorton Football Club was founded in 1969 and boasts 46 teams, with players ranging in age from four to adult. The under 12 Dragons are currently riding high in their Mid-Warwickshire league and are unbeaten this season.

Hayfield is building new homes across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. All Hayfield homes are zero carbon ready and exceed the government’s Future Homes Standard – which will be mandatory from 2025 – and include innovative solutions installed as standard, such as air-source heat pumps, energy-efficient underfloor heating, increased insulation, water efficiency measures, electric vehicle fast-charge points and ultra-fast broadband.