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New Road FC unveils new mascot Roadster Racoon at summer fun day fundraiser in New Road, Sheerness

By Times Guardian reporter

A football club unveiled its new mascot at its fund raising summer fun day.

Roadster Racoon was also joined by Spider-Man and one of the Minions from Despicable Me at New Road FC’s playing field in New Road, Sheerness, on Sunday.

Other activities included a gladiator duel, bog roll basketball, a beat the goalie competition and a speed trap to measure how fast punters could kick a ball.

Matt Faulkner, coach for the under-six team at a summer fun day put on by New Road Football Club
Matt Faulkner, coach for the under-six team at a summer fun day put on by New Road Football Club

A total of £1,200 was raised which will go back into the club.

Corinne Hubbard, the under-eights manager, thanked local building, groundwork and paving company JB Developments for donating £200 for the purchase of the Roadster Racoon outfit and accessories.

New Road Football Club's summer fun day

New Road FC held a fun day at its ground in New Road, Sheerness, which raised £1,200 for the club

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Youngsters and adults pose with Roadster Racoon the New Road Football Club Sam Bunce, six, with Spiderman Anna Brown, from Sheerness Mascots with a Despicable Me Minion Sam Wraight, seven, tries his hand at Bog Roll Basketball Tyler Thurlow, 10, fights his brother Mason, eight, in gladiators Frankie Roberts, 12, fights his brother, Finley, nine, in sumo gear

She said: “He went down extremely well. Everyone was pleased to see him and we are hoping to get him out to home games and tournaments as much as possible.”

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