Surrey Mirror Young Team of Year Nominees Get Early Christmas Present

Merstham Under 11s Win Host Your Kit

Merstham Under 11 football team has taken delivery of an early Christmas present after winning Host Your Kit.

The young Surrey footballers beat off competition from over 300 teams from England, Scotland and Wales, to win a brand new adidas kit worth over £400 donated by iomart.

The Merstham team won their local paper the Surrey Mirror’s ‘Young Team of the Year’ award two years ago when they did the League and Cup double as Under 9s. They had not lost a match for 19 months and continued to blaze a trail to the Division One Championship of the Epson & Ewell League. Not surprisingly they were nominated again for the newspaper’s Young Team of the Year award this year.

This season the boys have moved from 7 a side to 9 a side and are playing in the Epsom & Ewell Premier League for the first time. They started the season with four straight defeats but since winning their new iomart kit they have not lost a match, winning five games in a row.

John Gellett, the manager and coach of Merstham Youth U11′s, said: “This is a fantastic present for the players and we can’t thank iomart enough for selecting us as winners. With this and our nomination for the Surrey Mirror award, it’s as though Father Christmas has already paid us a visit!”

Host Your Kit asked youth teams across Scotland, England and Wales, to say why they deserved a new kit. The Merstham coach explained how the players’ parents had helped to pay for kits for the past two seasons and how a free kit would be a reward for all their support as well as for their children.

Phil Worms, Director of Marketing for iomart Group, said: “We are delighted to be able to help Merstham say a big thank you to the parents who’ve supported the team over a very successful period. We wish them all a very happy Christmas and hope they continue their winning streak.”

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