New Welwyn Garden City football club backed by MP

A FLEDGLING football club has found itself a high profile new fan in the shape of Welwyn Hatfield's MP. King George FC only came into being in May this year, but the club has already attracted the interest of more than 250 young footballers and is enterin

A FLEDGLING football club has found itself a high profile new fan in the shape of Welwyn Hatfield's MP.

King George FC only came into being in May this year, but the club has already attracted the interest of more than 250 young footballers and is entering 12 teams into the Mid Herts Rural Minors League for the forthcoming season.

The club, based at King George V playing fields in WGC, relies heavily on parents of some of the players for funding.

But now MP Grant Shapps has issued a rallying cry to the wider community to help secure the long-term future of the outfit.


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The club is still looking for volunteer coaches and funding for equipment - especially a new kitchen to cater for players and spectators alike.

Mr Shapps said: "There's a tremendous opportunity to get a large number of

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youngsters involved in a great new football club and it almost seems strange that

KGV hasn't previously boasted a club of its own.

"What is needed now is the backing of the whole community and I know that the football club are on the lookout for much-

needed funds and volunteer coaches in order to ensure that they can continue to prosper and grow."

If you want to support KGFC, contact chairman Martin Williams at martin.williams@kinggeorgefc.co.uk or on 0845 467 5354.

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