King's Lynn Town Football Club star helps Sheffield hockey club find new home
King's Lynn Town Football Club defender Ross Barrows has helped a hockey club find a new home in the city where he grew up.
The 24-year-old, who is Sheffield born and bred, aided Chapeltown Hockey Club who were left without a home ground during its 70th anniversary year but has a new facility for its youngsters thanks to the Linnets professional.
Chapeltown were without a proper surface after their pitches at a local school were relaid using a 3G surface that is better suited to football. But a chat with Chapeltown player, Rachel Gillott, resulted in Barrows offering the multi-use-sports area at the Caribbean Sports Club where he and his family are involved.
Barrows, who hopes to be included in Lynn's National League clash at leaders Chesterfield tomorrow, said: "My dad is chair of Caribbean Sports Club. I played for them as a 16 to 18 year-old with their men's team and as an under-18 as well.
"When my dad first got involved it was just a men's team – now there's juniors and everything."
He told the Lynn News of the new facility: "It's not in the greatest condition at the minute. It need a bit of 'refurbing' and it will be perfect."
On the Linnets' Chesterfield trip, the grass roots coach and soccer pro added: "It's a bit of a home game for me. It should be a good game. There will be a good crowd: there were 8,000 the other day."