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Rematch of the day between Lovell and the borough council

Ex-Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Hipperson, with the two football teams when they met in 2019
Ex-Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Hipperson, with the two football teams when they met in 2019

Published: Friday, 17th June 2022

A team of amateur players from Lovell East Anglia is preparing to face off against local borough council opponents in a charity football rematch.

The borough council team will be hoping to level the score as Lovell East Anglia won the first meeting between the two sides when they met in 2019. This time the game will be played at The Nest in Norwich.

The idea for the original game came about following discussions during regular meetings held between Lovell and the borough council, on whose behalf the developer is providing affordable homes for the benefit of people living in King’s Lynn. This match is also being held in memory of Alan Gillings who used to work for the borough council and passed away earlier this year.

James Grant, Principal Project Manager at the borough council, will be managing and inspiring the council team says:

“It was a close contest in 2019 but Lovell ended up with a win on our turf in King’s Lynn. This time it’s about restoring honour to the borough council and our community. We’re taking the match to them and plan to come back from Norwich with a win. Football will be coming home to west Norfolk.” The borough council team are being captained by Sam Garrod, Clerk of Work at our organisation.

Michael Saunders, Operations Manager at Lovell, will be managing the Lovell team for the game said:

“This much anticipated re-match has been delayed due to the pandemic, so I know that both teams are really looking forward to the game. We are fortunate to be playing at The Nest, the home of the Community Sports Foundation, where there are fantastic facilities for the match. The Lovell team are up for the challenge and will be going all out to retain the trophy they won in 2019. We expect a close match as it was in 2019 but believe that we can come out on top.”

As well as their work in partnership with the borough council, Lovell East Anglia’s portfolio also includes developments in Holt, Fakenham, Gislingham and Mendlesham, with a range of homes available at each for professional couples and growing families alike.

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