Hindley Juniors FC clean up in Vax 'Summer of Sport'
Wigan-based amateur football club AFC Hindley Juniors has cleaned up in a competition to win a Vax Commercial carpet washer worth £599.99.
In celebration of a summer of Great British sport, Vax asked their Facebook fans to nominate a local amateur sports club who they thought could do with some help keeping the carpets in their clubhouse looking spick and span.
Nominations poured in from clubs in sports as diverse as rugby, football, bowls, cricket and golf, which were then whittled down to a shortlist of three. The final decision was put the public vote and after a fierce flurry of voting, the result was announced. With the highest number of votes, the clear winners were AFC Hindley Juniors, an amateur football club open to boys and girls of all abilities from age four and upwards.
Naomi Martin, head of category marketing at Vax commented: “After such a fantastic summer of British sporting achievement, we’re really pleased to be supporting local clubs like Hindley Juniors, who are doing such a great job of nurturing the sports stars of tomorrow. The clubhouse is the heart of any sports club and its carpets get a lot of wear of tear, so we’re delighted that the players at Hindley will be able to enjoy clean, fresh carpets for many years to come.”
Leighton Chance, board member of Hindley Juniors FC, said: “In 2016 we are celebrating 25 years as a grassroots club and we recently raised funds to decorate the interior for the first time. This Vax carpet washer will be a massive help to keep it clean, so we couldn’t be more thrilled that we’ve won.”
About Hindley Juniors
Hindley Juniors was formed in May 1991 by husband and wife Lynne and Tommy Harrison and was originally intended to be a summer coaching school running for just ten weeks. Realising that there wasn’t enough provision in the local area to cater for the children that had attended the summer programme, the Harrisons decided to take the plunge and to establish a new community club with the help of other volunteers. AFC Hindley Juniors was formalised into a club and by 1993 it had grown to nearly 300 players and 26 teams. In 2003 it was one of the first nine clubs in Lancashire to achieve F.A Charter Standard Community Club status.