Footballers go the hard sell

Kaitaia United Football Club are presently putting a good deal of effort into fundraising towards their 2013 season campaign, being the first time the Far North town has been represented in the Northland men's premier division competition.

Kaitaia manager Paul Andrew believed that running the team was vital for the development of youth football in the Far North and wider implications were already in evidence of this throughout the community.

To help achieve its goals, the team will continue to sell tickets for its Raised Bed Farmers Mega Hamper which only cost $2 each and will be available at the Kaitaia A&P; show this Saturday.

"We will also be making balloon models for the kids and you can 'Beat the Keeper' with penalties," Andrew said, adding that the hamper was valued at more than $1000 and $200 had already been raised at the North Hokianga A&P; Show earlier this month.

He also noted the team will also be selling raffle tickets for the mega-hamper raffle at the local Saturday morning farmers' market over the next few weeks in the hope of drumming up further backing.

"Please support your local football team," Andrew asked of the local community.

- Northland Age

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