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                                                              MANEA MATTERS MATTERS

 Another soil protection measure that we   The sheep graze on the cover crop from which   MANEA  Sponsorship
 undertake, where possible, is to put a cover crop   they obtain their nutrients, and they return
 on the fields following harvest. This is, however,   nutrients into the land as well as leaving the
 dependent on when the field is harvested and   field clear so as to cut down on mechanical land   STRIKERS  and Grant
 how long we have prior to the next crop being   preparation.  All in all, it’s a ‘win-win’ situation.
 drilled or planted.  Cover crops are planted to   As a company, Allpress Farms are dedicated
 benefit the soil in a number of ways, including   to doing what we can to protect our soils, water   anea Strikers U/9s Clarets pictured
 the management of soil erosion, soil fertility   and environment.  We will continue to do this   with manager Simon Millward and
 and quality, and water retention.  Once the   through the establishment of trials such as   Massistant manager Scott MacNeil
 cover crop is established, we bring in the sheep!   those mentioned above, and we are always on   with  Liz  Polley of  Polley Motorsport, Manea,
 A local sheep farmer brings his flock to the farm   the look-out for innovative farming techniques   who sponsored the new playing kit.
 and they are let loose in the field containing the   and ideas.    Manea Strikers U/11s pictured with Ellie
 cover crop (fenced in for their own protection).    Buckton from Cambridgeshire Care Network
 “As a company, Allpress Farms   and also Jonathan Hawes from Westfield Farms
     Manea Ltd who sponsored the training tops.
 are dedicated to doing what we   Many thanks to Ellie Buckton from the
 can to protect our soils, water and   Cambridgeshire Care Network for organising
 environment.”  the grant received through the Healthy Fenland
     Team. The  grant was used  towards  training
     equipment consisting of balls, bibs, cones,   We also currently have training
     water bottles and also training tops for the new   sessions for girls and boys in
     U/9s Claret team.                       Reception and Year 1 with a
       Any children interested in joining any of   view to starting an U/7 or U/8
     our teams at U/9, U/11 and U/14 in the first   side next season. If you are
     instance please contact Tim Clifford as below.  interested, please contact Tim.
                               Tim Clifford
                01354 680696/ 07946 815232

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