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Monday, 09 March 2015 (3063344)
Solicitor on target to help sports stadium!
by Tom Martin

A SOLICITOR in Bootle has come up with an unusual way to help youngsters develop their footballing skills – by letting them kick balls at his face!

Kevin Donoghue has put up large ‘target' signs at the Activity for All sports stadium, with his head in the middle, as a way for children to improve their shooting accuracy.

It is part of a new sponsorship deal between his firm, Donoghue Solicitors, and the Maguire Avenue based sports facility.

Activity for All is based at the former Bootle Stadium and recently unveiled a wide-scale revamp to the inside of the centre.

Kevin said: “I grew up round the corner from ‘Bootle Stadium’, as it was then known, and enjoyed played football on these pitches as a lad.

”I wanted to do something to support the next generation of footballers.

Bootle Stadium is now run by Activity for All, a community interest company, which means that any profits are re-invested in the facility.

“My firm is in St Hugh’s House, on Stanley Road, so by sponsoring the centre we are able to help our local community.

”The reason for the light-hearted signs was to encourage people to play at the pitches, hone their skills, and have some fun at my expense.

“I will be encouraging the Donoghue Solicitors five-a-side team to use the target signs, but warn them not to kick the ball too hard!”


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