THE authors of a book on the true story of Heybridge Swifts FC have used the sale profits to help the club.

The book, called Heybridge Swifts FC - The Club That Refused To Die, was launched in September last year.

Co-authors David Scott and Chris Daines consulted with club chairman Gary White and vice-chairman Steve Spreadbury on how the money would be distributed.

So far, £1,250 has been donated to Heybridge Swifts Social Club for club refurbishment and £300 has been given to the Heybridge Swifts Youth Account for the under tens-team, managed by Mark Chaplin.

Mr Scott said: “I am delighted this money will benefit club members and the wider Heybridge community who use the clubhouse as well as the under-tens team.

“It means it will help people of all ages.

“Since the launch, Chris and I have received many favourable comments from around the world.

“I know the book has been well received, particularly by long-standing supporters who stuck with the club through the lean years.”

Copies of the book, which charts the club’s history from 1880 to the present day, are still available from Mr Daines on matchdays.

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