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Thieves strike at Tickhill Junior Football Club

Lewis Hall and Joshua Macdonald, of Tickhill Junoiors Under Nine's Reds are unhappy that their tuck shop was broken into at the team playing fields. Picture: Andrew Roe

Lewis Hall and Joshua Macdonald, of Tickhill Junoiors Under Nine's Reds are unhappy that their tuck shop was broken into at the team playing fields. Picture: Andrew Roe

A community is helping to rebuild a football club’s tuck shop after it was broken into.

Tickhill Junior Football Club’s tuck shop, TJ’s, which runs from a portable cabin, was broken into between 9am on Monday July 7 and 7pm on Wednesday July 9.

It was donated by residents to provide refreshments for the players, and had only opened three months earlier.

The cabin, which is in a quiet location on the club’s training ground on Crooked Lane, just off Worksop Road, was last used on the morning of July 6 at around 11am.

A parent was driving past on the evening of July 9 at 7.45pm when she noticed it did not look right.

When she investigated, she found the door had been kicked down and items had been stolen. South Yorkshire Police were called around 8.20pm.

Thieves stole chocolate, sweets, crisps and drinks to around the value of £500, but left the kettles, double gas burner, tea and coffee.

The boarded up window had also been pushed in, and the water butt below the window had been taken.

It was later found abandoned on the disused railway behind the field, along with three chairs which had initals spray painted across them.

The cabin was not damaged inside.

Since the theft, the local community have been giving the club donations to buy more stock with.

Tickhill Cricket Club have donated crisps and chocolate.

Local zumba class, Move and Inspire Me, have donated drinks.

Tesco Extra, Balby, donated crisps, chocolate and drinks.

The Homes and School Association at Tickhill Estfield School have donated £26.

Wickersley Comprehensive School Class of 1988 have also donated £50.

The club are now set to improve their security by installing an alarm and putting grilles on the window and door.

South Yorkshire Police are continuing their enquires.

 

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