A FOOTBALL coach who stole hundreds of pounds from a club has been told to do unpaid work by a court.
Voluntary coach Daniel Naylor took £950 from Fleetwood Football Club juniors, including charitable donations, subscriptions, money intended for new kit and sponsorship cash, Blackpool magistrates were told.
Naylor, 34, of Derbyshire Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to theft.
He was sentenced to do 80 hours unpaid work for the community, 12 months supervision and pay compensation of £950 plus £85 costs by Blackpool magistrates.
Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Naylor worked as a voluntary coach for junior members of Fleetwood FC for seven months last year.
Naylor took a total of £950 from the club account, writing cheques out to himself and in his wife’s name. At a meeting between himself and a club official Naylor promised to pay back what he owed at £75 a week, but no money was forthcoming.
Allan Cobain, defending, said Naylor’s stepson committed suicide and his wife had a breakdown and became unable to work.
Naylor did not start off being dishonest, he added.
If he took some money to pay a bill he intended putting it back into the football club’s account, but he ended up robbing Peter to pay Paul, the court heard.