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Future Star gets backing of local MP Toby Perkins

A Chesterfield girl, who was born with a life threatening heart defect is now one of the most promising football stars in the UK. Toby Perkins, Labour Member of Parliament for Chesterfield, is calling on local businesses to support Megan Tinsley, of Parkside School, who is widely seen as a rising star at the Sheffield United Academy and potentially the England Women’s Football Youth Team.

Currently playing for the under 14 age group, travelling to and from Sheffield for training and Saturday matches costs her parents several hundreds of pounds a year. Unlike the boy’s youth teams, Megan and her team mates are also expected to pay for their own kit and equipment which often totals around £250 a season. Local MP Toby Perkins is backing Megan and her quest to make it as a professional footballer, and is keen for local businesses to come forward to sponsor a gifted star of tomorrow.

Unlike the boy’s game, the girl’s game is not as well funded and Toby Perkins MP is asking if there are sponsors out there who might be willing to back Megan to enable her to reach her full potential in the game.

Mr. Perkins said:-

When I heard about Megan’s remarkable story and met her proud parents, Julie and Lyndon, I was taken aback. Megan is a fantastic football player and it’s hard to believe that she underwent open heart surgery at just five years old. It is vitally important that the community gets behind such a promising talent. The opportunity is there for a local business or organization to sponsor Megan and her Sheffield United team mates and to make life that little bit easier for her parents. With a little support there is no doubt she can go all the way”.

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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