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Football club launches poster competition to help with dog mess on playing fields

PUBLISHED: 14:00 31 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:23 31 March 2018

Brandon Town Community Football Club are trying to keep their football pitches dog mess free. Pictured from back left, PCSO Keith Chittock, Wayne Novell, Brandon Town CFC, Amy Lucas, Brandon Town CFC and PCSO Bill Butcher. Bottom left, Charlie Novell, Joe Grass and Charlie Johnstone. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Brandon Town Community Football Club are trying to keep their football pitches dog mess free. Pictured from back left, PCSO Keith Chittock, Wayne Novell, Brandon Town CFC, Amy Lucas, Brandon Town CFC and PCSO Bill Butcher. Bottom left, Charlie Novell, Joe Grass and Charlie Johnstone. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

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A poster competition has been launched in Brandon to help encourage dog walkers to clear up after their pets.

Coaches and volunteers from Brandon Town Community Football Club have said there is an issue with dogs mess on the Remembrance Playing Fields.

Before the youth matches and training sessions, the pitches have to be checked to make sure they are mess free.

Young footballers have been handing out dog bags, donated by Jollyes Pet Superstore in Thetford, to walkers. They have been aided by Police Community Support Officers from Suffolk Constabulary.

They will also be handed out during training sessions.

The poster competition, winning entries will be displayed around the playing fields.

There will be prizes for the three age categories, five and under, six to 10-years-old and over 10. Entries can be given in at Brandon Leisure Centre or email them to grbtyfc@gmail.com by April 27.

The winners will also be invited to the club’s presentation evening.

The club is looking for youth players, volunteers and sponsorship.

Contact club chairman Gary Rampley on 07716188800.

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