Ruishton Football Club lands £500 from national competition

ORGANISERS of the competition hold up an inflatable 160.

ORGANISERS of the competition hold up an inflatable 160.

First published in Somerset

RUISHTON Football Club is celebrating this week after discovering they will receive £500 funding.

The 'Big 160' campaign run by Skipton Building Society had more than 1,000 applicants from across the country as they looked for a winner in its Grassroots Giving initiative.

After being shortlisted, the group's application was then in the hands of the public vote and they secured a big enough proportion of the 20,000 votes received to be crowned a winner.

Ruishton is a small club and has four youth teams, with youngsters aged between eight and 11.

With the money, the club hope to purchase a new pitch line marker, after the current one was donated by the local cricket club over 15 years ago.

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