Bored youngsters can have a ball thanks to Sarah's initiative

FREE footballs are being given out to soccer-mad youngsters in a Staffordshire Moorlands town to keep them active during the coronavirus lockdown. Biddulph Ladsandads have welcomed the donation of balls from the Staffordshire FA following an approach from their vice-chairman Sarah Roberts. Sarah, who is a volunteer at Biddulph Youth and Community Zone, said: "A lady with a little boy came in recently and he told us he wanted a football. It got me thinking that kids need to get their exercise as well as staying at home and staying safe - they need exercise and fun. "I approached the Staffordshire FA and they said they had some balls they could give us. "We'll be starting to give them out to children when we are giving out fruit and vegetable boxes. We've been doing that so we can help the vulnerable and self-isolating." Mum Sarah runs an under-11s football team and so is aware of how important sport is to youngsters. The Biddulph Youth and Community Zone, based in Church Road, sells fruit and veg boxes, priced at £3, to struggling families between 12.30pm and 5.30pm on Thursdays.


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