Lincoln City FC players and Manager Danny Cowely have said they hope to end the year with promotion and a trip to Wembley, after receiving a boost of support from local school children.
In an interview with The Lincolnite at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy in North Hykeham, the team said they could not have got where they are without the people of Lincoln and their continued support.
Their comments came after Lincoln City FC agreed a deal to allow first team training on one of the grass pitches at the school.
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Danny Cowley met with Sir Robert Pattinson Academy head teacher Helen Renard to seal the agreement.
Although the club does have its own grass pitch it does get overused and the condition worsens as the season progresses.
The club used the pitch for the first time on Thursday, March 16, in the middle of the team’s crucial two-legged FA Trophy semi-final against York.
If the team come through the round they will book a trip to Wembley to play either Macclesfield or Tranmere in the May 21 final.
Imps’ coaches open new library
Brothers and coaching team Danny and Nicky Cowley also formally opened the school’s new library – which has cost £40,000.
The money for the project was partly raised by a campaign of fundraising involving both staff and students.
The new library is a key part of the school’s drive to further improve literacy levels and the plan includes creating opportunities for family members to learn alongside their children, as well as offering community groups the facilities, outside school hours.
Headteacher Helen Renard said: “We are delighted Danny and Nicky agreed to formally open the new library and we hope that will encourage more pupils to explore the facility and read more often.”