British Steel helps community sports club to make its mark

Plant Manager for British Steel’s Special Profiles operation in Skinningrove celebrates with players from Skelton United Football Club.
Plant Manager for British Steel’s Special Profiles operation in Skinningrove celebrates with players from Skelton United Football Club.

A project which aims to improve community sports facilities has been given a boost from our Building Stronger Communities programme.

Skelton United Football Club’s grounds are located near our Special Profiles operation in Skinningrove. A project is currently underway to improve the facilities, with ambitions to tidy up the 5 pitches and eventually develop a purpose-built clubhouse for the 18 junior and adult teams which regularly train there.

A £700 award from our Building Stronger Communities programme will assist the club in purchasing a new line-marking machine as part of these improvements.

“Skelton United Football Club provides excellent coaching for hundreds of footballers of all ages in the heart of our community,” said Plant Manager for our Skinningrove operations, Paul McNulty.

“They have ambitious plans over the next few years to improve their facilities with new equipment and a new clubhouse, and have been working hard to make these plans a reality. We’re very happy to be able to support them with the first phase of this work by purchasing a line-marking machine.”

Skelton United Football Club’s grounds are located on Marske Lane in Skelton. The 10-year-old club is currently in the process of recruiting both boys and girls to join their junior teams from under 7s to under 16s . Anyone interested in joining these teams should email skeltonunitedfc.cwo@gmail.com

Paul Worthy Club Welfare Officer said: “We are extremely grateful for the support from British Steel which will benefit the children in the area, helping us to offer better facilities and support teams for both boys and girls in the local leagues and tournaments.”

The Building Stronger Communities programme provides financial and in-kind support to charities and non-profit organisations to help support the economic and social wellbeing of the areas in which British Steel operates. Find out about other projects which have benefited from British Steel support in our Building Stronger Communities section.