FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn Community Football (KLCF) have completed an early-season hat-trick, thanks to town sportswear provider Double G Clothing.
Players from the KLCF sports charity will be resplendent in new kits provided by the Horsley Fields-based company.
As well as the elite and development squads, players from the Ability Counts and walking football groups will also be sporting kits from Double G Clothing.
They will also supply the community football programme with training equipment and software for some of the latest technology in sports videography.
KLCF has more than 250 players within its football development programme.
The youth section runs teams from u7 to u16 age levels, after which players progress into senior football with Thurlow Nunn League clubs and the College of West Anglia’s football programme.
The charity’s football development officer Dan Buhlemann said: “The programme has proved extremely successful in encouraging and increasing participation in the sport.
“A measure of this success is seeing many KLCF players fill the ranks of local football clubs, including King’s Lynn Town, youth, reserve and A-teams as well as a number of other local clubs.
“The programme also has players trailing and moving on to professional football clubs such as Peterborough United.
“In addition to kit and equipment, thanks to the support of Double G Clothing, all our players will be able to watch recordings of games through the newly purchased Veo cameras.
“We are the first club in the area to have such quality equipment.”
Veo cameras have the latest artificial intelligence technology, which automatically tracks the ball and players without a cameraman, enabling the coaches and players to view footage in multiple ways, including the ability of players to follow them for the full duration of the game.
Veo also generates highlight footage for all to see within 24 hours of recording.
Buhlemann said: “The cameras have been in action and will be a great addition to the scheme.
“The equipment will really support our professional approach to player development and, with players wearing the same Double G Clothing uniforms, it will be a positive move for everyone involved.”
Double G Clothing are now in their 26th year of trading and co-owner Gordon Chilvers said: “We are delighted to have negotiated a three-year sponsorship agreement with King’s Lynn Community Football and we look forward to seeing all of the players and squads develop further under the guidance of Dan Buhlemann and his team.
“With KLCF committing to the Veo cameras and technology it can only be a positive addition to the coaching and guidance offered by this respected community football programme.”