UCL team to help out Wimblington

WIMBLINGTON Football Club are to be given a helping hand by United Counties League’s Huntingdon Town this coming season.

The Cambs League outfit will have an input from Huntingdon’s coaches in their preseason training and will also benefit from having some players loaned to them during the season.

Wimblington chairman David Hudson said: “It has all happened by chance but I am sure the club is going to benefit. I did some work on the Huntingdon pitch and got on well with their chairman Paul Hunt and the joint venture came as a result of our conversation.”

Former March Town manager Paul Swannell is a coach at Huntingdon and lives in Wimblington and has also had an input.

Wimblington struggled last season to field three teams every week and the first team only fought off relegation with some improved results towards the end of the season.

Hudson added: “At the end of the season the club was not really viable but Huntingdon have also promised to help us raise funds.

“We will take on some of their promising young players and also players returning from injury. It helps them and also helps us too.

“If we then have any players capable of stepping up to the first team in the Premier Division than they would have first chance to sign them.”