The East Belfast club has kitted out three of its teams thanks to £250 funding from Power NI.
Power NI employee, Clarke Little, has been a member of the club for 4 years and nominated the club through Power NI’s Helping Hands scheme. The initiative allows employees to nominate an individual, group or local organisation each month to receive funding to boost local community activities.
Thanking Power NI, Clarke said “Orangefield Old Boys is a great club to be involved with, in terms of sport and the social side of it. It’s great to work for a company that recognises and rewards the great work of local organisations employees are involved with.”
Orangefield Old Boys FC was formed by past members and teachers of Orangefield High School in 1966, originally meeting in the house of then teacher, Jake Gallagher. The club is now part of Cregagh Sports Club in East Belfast with senior teams competing in Divisions 1A and 3B of the Northern Amateur Football League along with an Under 19 team competing in the South Belfast Youth League.
Chairman of the club, Stephen Carlisle, said “We are very grateful for the funding boost from Power NI. With three teams kitted out, it makes a great impact on the morale of the club. Thanks Power NI!”