Non League Daily

Break-In Blow For Windsor

Kevin Stott, Founding Director of Combined Counties League Premier Division club Windsor, has expressed his utter dismay following a break-in at the club's Stag Meadow ground early last Saturday morning (July 20).

Thieves broke into the club's kit room and stole items of equipment and kit valued in excess of £1,500 before embarking on a trail of destruction around the ground, which included smashing the windows and ripping the door off the PA room.

They then proceeded to the pitch and tore two of the sprinkler heads out of the ground which form a key part of the automated irrigation system. The total cost of replacement and repairs for the theft and vandalism could well exceed £4,000.

The crime scene was attended by PC Andrew Corbett of Thames Valley Police and very good forensic evidence was obtained. The match balls that were stolen have the unique Combined Counties League logo printed on them and as such are very distinctive. The Police ask that you telephone them on 101, the Police non-emergency number, if you have any information relating to this incident, or if you see anyone using or trying to sell the unique match balls.

Kevin Stott said: "This was a particularly disappointing incident. Since Windsor FC was formed in 2011 following the sad demise of Windsor & Eton FC, we have worked exceptionally hard to create a club and a facility in Stag Meadow that the community can be proud of. We now have a pitch and ground which is the envy of many other clubs. None of this could have been achieved or can be maintained without the extraordinary financial support of the volunteers who run the club.

"It seems perverse to be undermined in such a way by elements of the very community that we are trying to support."

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