Perfect start as disability team claim county success

A football team from Great Cornard has won a countywide tournament, thanks to some help from a community transport group.

Members of the Cornard Dynamos Disability Team travelled to Lowestoft to compete against teams from, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Kirkley, Pakefield and Lowestoft.

The team was able to take part in the competition thanks to local community transport group Go START, which provided a vehicle to enable the team and their supporters to travel to Lowestoft.

John Phillips, Go START founder, said: “We really enjoyed taking the team to Lowestoft and it was an added bonus to see them come out winners.

“Providing services such as these is what Go START is all about, helping local people and organisations. The team doesn’t have its own transport so we were delighted to step in and help such a wonderful local group.”

The Cornard Dynamos Disability Team has been coached for the past nine years by Will Hunt. The team, whose players range from 12 to 45, meet every Saturday at the Great Cornard Sports Centre.

Amanda Plumb, who helps with admin for the team, said: “We are very grateful to Go START for providing us with the transport to Lowestoft as we wouldn’t have been able to take part without them.

“It was a great day for the boys, they are a really dedicated bunch who love their football and train really hard. For them to win the tournament was fantastic and a real morale boost.”

The team holds its home tournament at Blackhouse Lane on Saturday, starting at midday. Spectators are welcome.

For more information on the Cornard Dynamos disability team call Will Hunt on 07968622285.