Ruishton Football Club lands £500 from national competition

This is The West Country: ORGANISERS of the competition hold up an inflatable 160. ORGANISERS of the competition hold up an inflatable 160.

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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