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APPEARANCE: Mellish and Webster visit Kingstown U9s

Defenders present new kit to local football team

24 July 2019

Defenders Jon Mellish and Byron Webster popped along for a Monday training session with the Kingstown United under-9s this week, and the evening was made even more special for the youngsters when they were presented with their new 2019/20 shirts by the lads, proudly sponsored by Kingmoor Park.

The Kingstown United gang train on the Belah football pitches, and they had no idea that Neil McIntyre, finance director with Kingmoor Park Properties Ltd, had invited two of Carlisle's new stars along to meet them and to hand out the shirts, as part of his new sponsorship deal with the young footballers.

"It's fantastic that the lads have come along," Neil said. "At Kingmoor Park we love to support local community projects and supplying the strips for a young team like this is something we really wanted to do.

"You could see how delighted the children were to be presented the new kit by players from Carlisle United, and I can't thank the club enough for supporting us with this initiative."

It was under-9s against grown-ups for the main part of the session, with defender Byron Webster breaking through from deep to nod the winner into the back of the net with the last attack of the game, despite the boys and girls having scored some eye-catching goals of their own.

Speaking after the appearance, he said: "It was nice to get to a part of Carlisle I'd never seen before and you could see how happy the kids were when they got their new tops, particularly with them having their names on the back.

"We'll definitely be keeping an eye out for their results as they go through the season."

Fellow defender Jon Mellish said: "That was a good training session. They all clearly love their football and it was nice to see the reaction when we turned up to join in.

"Hopefully they keep scoring goals in the same way because they have some really good players in the group. If they keep enjoying playing the game as much as they did when we were with them then there's no doubt they'll have a great season."

Thanks to everybody at Kingstown United, and to Neil McIntyre from Kingmoor Park, for inviting us along to their training session.

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