Perranporth set rivalry aside to help Goonhavern's young footballers
Perranporth's male footballers set aside local rivalries to help buy a new goal for youth players in Goonhavern.
Three of Perranporth's male football teams carried out a collection for their Goonhavern neighbours after a mini goal was found smashed beyond repair.
The destroyed goal was discovered by Goonhavern youth coaches as they arrived at a weekly training session in late September.
Perranporth AFC became aware of the damage after the committee at Goonhavern AFC posted a message on Facebook.
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Mick Lane, Perranporth's first team manager, said: "There has always been a light-hearted local rivalry between Perranporth and Goonhavern football clubs, but kids football is different.
"It's all about children having the facilities to play football so that they can enjoy it and develop their skills.
"I know the coaches at Goonhavern Youth work really hard to provide this and when we heard about the damage to their goal we were more than happy to help out."
The Perranporth club carried out a collection and were able to present the youngsters with over £260.
Goonhavern AFC matched the contribution, giving the youth team a grand total which reached over £500.
Youth secretary, Samantha Boston, said: "Goonhavern AFC are incredibly supportive of our youth players and it is nice to know that our neighbours in Perranporth also appreciate the importance of developing young players, no matter who they play for.
"We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has given money to help us out and we will now not only be able to replace the damaged goal but will also be able to supply all of our teams with new training balls and first aid kits."
Goonhavern youth team have now receive a replacement goal and are back to playing football on a fully equipped pitch.