Young Brixington Blues footballers net huge haul of food for Exmouth Community Larder

Young footballers in Exmouth have boosted struggling families by scoring a huge haul of food to donate to the town’s community larder.

Brixington Blues set itself a new goal when its season came to an abrupt end because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The youth football club decided to look for ways it could continue to engage with the local community in difficult times.

Each team coach across its age groups led a collection for the food bank.

Brixington Blues under-14s coach Alan McBryan and two young players with the club's huge haul of food for Exmouth Community Larder.

Brixington Blues under-14s coach Alan McBryan and two young players with the club’s huge haul of food for Exmouth Community Larder.

We may be missing out on our community football, but it is reassuring to know that we still have a strong sense of community across our wonderful Brixington Blues youth teams – and I am immensely proud of this contribution – club chairman Richard Taylor

And the Blues’ strong spirit saw players and their families rally with an amazing effort to net a big stock of provisions for Exmouth Community Larder.

The Salvation Army- and Christians Together Exmouth-run charity is facing increasing demand due to the pandemic.

Brixington Blues chairman Richard Taylor said: “It is great to see our club members and their families coming together like this to support a hugely important local initiative.

“We may be missing out on our community football, but it is reassuring to know that we still have a strong sense of community across our wonderful Brixington Blues youth teams – and I am immensely proud of this contribution.” 

To make a donation to Exmouth Larder, or for more information, visit its website here or email info@exmouthlarder.co.uk.

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