Ray Grocott (centre) pictured with Manager, Dan Blackhurst (left) and Captain, Louis Williams

Grocontinental Chairman and Prees stalwart, Ray Grocott, has presented a new kit to the village’s football team, Prees FC, who play in the Shropshire Mercian Premier Division.

Ray attended a team training session at Prees Cricket & Recreation Club to officially hand-over the kit to Team Manager, Dan Blackhurst and Captain, Louis Williams.

Ray, who is also President of Prees Cricket & Recreation Club and the driving force behind its regeneration some years’ ago, said:

“It’s very heartening to see the continuing success of Prees FC.  As a small village, we are very lucky to have such fantastic facilities for teams like Prees FC to train and to use as their home base.  The club is thriving and has something for everyone – whether you’re 3 or 93.”

Speaking at the presentation, Manager, Dan Blackhurst, said:

“This season, we have received a great deal of sponsorship support from local businesses which is very much appreciated by the players.  The financing of a new full kit is a big expense for any club, so to receive support from Ray and his company, is a massive bonus for us.”