Kiveton: Youngsters meet former England footballer

Viv Anderson with members of the team
Viv Anderson with members of the team

A community football team has received a very special visit from an England football legend, thanks to Perrys of Rotherham.

Girls from under 10s Kiveton Park FC were delighted to meet Viv Anderson,having entered a competition run by the Vauxhall dealer as part of their Youth Football programme; a scheme which provides support for local football at grass roots level.

The ex-England player headed down to Perrys of Rotherham to present the girls with a brand new kit.

The visit marked the announcement that the dealership on Rotherham Road is to sponsor the team for the first time this season, providing the side with their new shirts.

Stephen Eyre, general manager, said: “We are delighted and extremely proud to be sponsoring Kiveton Park football Club. We feel it is important for us to take an interest and give back to the local community and we are ready with a full tank of touchline-cheering for the team.”

The evening also saw Viv, who was awarded an MBE in 2000, host a question and answer session.

Glen Thompson, service supervisor at the dealership added: “It was great to be able to welcome Viv Anderson to our forecourt. It has been a brilliant inspiration and incentive for the girls to be able to meet someone who has actually played at international level. We are all so pleased he could come.”