PICTURES: Peter Reid visits St Helens Town juniors' clubhouse makeover challenge (From St Helens Star)
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PICTURES: Peter Reid visits St Helens Town juniors' clubhouse makeover challenge
12:00pm Sunday 17th February 2013 in News
FORMER Everton midfielder Peter Reid was never afraid of digging in during his playing days.
He proved some things never change by rolling up his sleeves when he visited St Helens Town Junior Football Club at Windleshaw Road to inspect progress on their 90- day Community Challenge project.
Town’s juniors won a grant of £50,000 in December from The Football Pools, celebrating its 90th year, to makeover their clubhouse.
Monday’s visit from Peter came at half time, 45 days into the challenge.
Peter, who is a former England international, met with Steve Leather, club secretary of St Helens Town Junior FC, for a tour of the club and to see the renovations completed so far.
The 56-year-old ex-Manchester City manager didn’t stop there, as he got behind the controls of a digger and even changed a lightbulb.
Peter said: “Just from spending the day up here it became obvious how seriously Steve Leather and the rest of the club are taking this challenge.
“The club is growing at such a rapid rate with regards to the amount of teams that take the field on the weekend, and you can sense how important it is to Steve that they create a facility that can properly accommodate for this evolution.”
Since its formation in 2006, St Helens Town Junior Football Club has grown from three mini soccer teams to having more than 300 members across and 20 junior teams.
For more information, or if you would like to get involved with the 90 Day Challenge at St Helens Junior Football Club through donating time, funds or materials, please e-mail communitychallenge @sthelenstownjfc.co.uk.