24th Jun, 2018

Community football team keeps it in the family

A COMMUNITY football team in Ilmington is keeping it in the family.

Three generations of the same family have been involved in the set up of under-eights team Ilmington United.

Andrew Miles and his father-in-law Richard Law set up the team while son George, aged seven, they said was proving himself a key player.

Warwickshire Rural Housing Association was able to provide Andrew and his wife, Sarah a home in the village where grew up.

And the move inspired Andrew and Richard to create the dream team while Sarah became chief fundraiser for Ilmington United. Richard is currently club chairman and a passionate supporter.

The season has got off to a great start with the under eights winning their first match with sponsorship from Stratford based AGD Equipment Limited for a new football kit.

Sarah said: “Ilmington United have a number of youth teams but they didn’t have an under-eights team. So when George decided he wanted to play, my dad said he would set one up if Andrew would help to run it.

“George eats, sleeps and breathes football, just like his dad. For all the boys though, it’s not about winning, it’s about having a go and enjoying themselves.”

Search ‘Ilmington United’ on Facebook for details.

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