Football-mad Bloxwich youngsters over-the-Moon at Bloxwich Asda

Lads from Gunners FC meet Rob Hendon at Asda Bloxwich.

Lads from Gunners FC meet Rob Hendon at Asda Bloxwich.

Football-mad Bloxwich youngsters are over-the-Moon with Bloxwich’s biggest superstore, Asda, which joined forces with them last Saturday to help raise funds for their team by giving them the opportunity to pack bags for customers on the checkouts while collecting donations.

Jason, Chris, Simon, Darren and all the boys at Bloxwich’s newest under-13’s football club GUNNERS FC, which is supported by the Gunners Club in Bloxwich and managed by parents on behalf of the players, got together at the Asda on 22 September for a very successful day’s fundraising, for which they are very grateful.

Bloxwich's future football heroes help Asda customers.

Bloxwich’s future football heroes help Asda customers.

Team spokesman Jason Bailey said:

“We would all like to say a massive thank-you to Community Life Champion Rob Hendon at Asda Bloxwich in Woodhall Street for giving our lads the chance to raise a fantastic £375, which is a big help in funding the team!”

Family-friendly GUNNERS FC was established in 2005, but they have recently started a new adventure on their own as the club they were formerly associated with has disbanded.

The team, which plays in the Walsall Junior Youth League, are looking for players to strengthen their existing squad.

Gunners FC train on Saturday mornings 10am – 12 noon at King George V Playing Fields off Stafford Road, Bloxwich.

Anyone who is interested in playing should ask their parents to telephone Chris on 07823539738 or Jason on 07905260980.  Potential sponsors are also welcome to get in touch.

Pictures courtesy Gunners FC.