Police team helps young Castleford footballers

Castleford Town under 9s. Left to right, back row: Jake Roebuck, Taylor Spence-Horton, Jake Proctor, Jack Edgar, William Kay, Dan Chatham, Jack Creswell. Front row, Ryan Norton, James Potts, Ellis Clough, Logan Williams-Owen, Curtis Greenwood, Alex Brassington, Oliver Harper, Callum Borman.
Castleford Town under 9s. Left to right, back row: Jake Roebuck, Taylor Spence-Horton, Jake Proctor, Jack Edgar, William Kay, Dan Chatham, Jack Creswell. Front row, Ryan Norton, James Potts, Ellis Clough, Logan Williams-Owen, Curtis Greenwood, Alex Brassington, Oliver Harper, Callum Borman.

Castleford Town under 9s have been given a helping hand by their friendly local neighbourhood policing team.

Funding for a new kit for the junior football side was secured from Proceeds of Crime Funds by Inspector David Bugg, who is in charge of Castleford NPT.

This is money that is seized from criminals by West Yorkshire police and ploughed back into local communities.

Inspector David Bugg, who is photographed with the team (right), said: ‘It is always a pleasure to be able to support local groups in this way. “It is an excellent example of the good people being rewarded from assets seized from those who are hurting the communities and benefiting from criminality.

“I urge the public to report anyone who they suspect of living beyond their means through criminal activity’.

Steve Proctor, coach of the under 9s said: “Castleford Town JFC are extremely proud to be sponsored by our community police team and would like to extend our gratitude for this.

“The Proceeds of Crime fund has allowed us to purchase a fantastic new kit which the players look amazing in.

“We now aim to build on this relationship and with the support of our new partners , Castleford NPT, work on providing a safe and fun football environment for local children.

“Our players could not be prouder to wear both the Castleford Town JFC and West Yorkshire Police badges. Long may this partnership continue.”

Youngsters pictured are: Back row, Jake Roebuck, Taylor Spence-Horton, Jake Proctor, Jack Edgar, William Kay, Dan Chatham, Jack Creswell. Front row, Ryan Norton, James Potts, Ellis Clough, Logan Williams-Owen, Curtis Greenwood, Alex Brassington, Oliver Harper, Callum Borman.