A football team has received a large cash donation to support them during the upcoming season.

Eastbourne Borough Football Club's women's team was given £1,500 from Barratt Homes to help the club continue to grow.

The cash was from the developer's charity arm The Barratt Foundation. It helps children, young people and disadvantaged groups in the areas where it operates, including the Meadowburne Place development in Eastbourne.

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Alex Dowling, head of sales and marketing at Barratt David Wilson Southern Counties, said: "We know how much local grassroots sports teams rely on investment and sponsorships and we are proud to support Eastbourne Borough FC throughout their next season of training and matches.

"They are a fantastic and passionate team and we are looking forward to seeing the players build on their existing success."

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John Bonar, general manager at Eastbourne Borough FC, said: "Our women’s team has gone from strength to strength in the league and we are now focused on continuing to build on this.

"Support from local businesses is so important to give our teams the best possible resources and support and we want to thank Barratt Homes for partnering with our team this season."

The squad are second in the women’s league.

The Meadowburne Place development will feature junior and senior sports pitches.