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King's Lynn Town Football Club star helps Sheffield hockey club find new home

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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.

Ross Barrows drives forward.
Ross Barrows drives forward.

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."

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