The team of 13-14 year olds were left without a kit for the coming season thanks to teenage growth spurts so we stepped in to lend a helping hand.
The brand new kit was funded through The Barratt Legacy Programme, after Gavin Reynolds the Mayfield Mustang’s coach, successfully applied for funding, allowing the team to play in a kit that fits them perfectly.
The Mayfield Mustangs is a voluntary organisation providing opportunities for local children, from the age of 7, to participate in rugby league in a safe and structured environment. In addition to providing an outlet for socialiasing, children are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle from a young age through coach education.
The team has even been a platform for professional rugby careers, thanks to the extensive training and exposure to refereed matches.
The new rugby kit, complete with room for growth, should see the team through their next couple of seasons, and will give the children renewed pride in their team.
Commenting on the funds from Barratt Manchester, Gavin Reynolds said: “We are extremely grateful to The Barratt Legacy Programme for its generous contribution which has allowed us to kit out the team for their forthcoming season. Encouraging sport from a young age increases the chances of children adopting healthy attitudes and habits that continue well into their future.
“As a voluntary organisation, we receive no external funding so thanks to the contribution of Barratt Manchester we can continue to operate and benefit the local community”
Sales Director, Michaela Lancaster said:
“It’s always a privilege to work closely with community initiatives that enable us to make a really positive contribution in the long term. Our nearby developments, St. Martins View, in Castleton and St James’ Place in Littleborough are now sold out, so we’re delighted to have been able to support such an excellent local initiative whilst developing in the area and leave a lasting legacy when we depart.