A Carrickfergus football club has invested the £300 it has received through Power NI’s Helping Hands scheme to purchase some of the latest training equipment to help its youth players and coaching staff.
Founded in 1995, Greenisland FC currently has more than 450 members and continues to grow as it runs teams for both males and females, in different age categories for a range of local and provincial competitions.
Currently, the Glenkeen Avenue side has three senior male teams competing each week in the Northern Ireland Amateur Football League as well as the Ballymena and Provincial Football League, and a ladies’ team in the Northern Ireland Women’s Football Association (NIFWA) League. Alan Kerby – who plays at Greenisland FC and is an employee at Power NI – decided to take advantage of the electricity supplier’s generous Helping Hands initiative knowing the club had recently identified mini hurdles and mini resistance training bands as pieces of kit they would like.
Alan said: “Power NI’s Helping Hands Scheme provides much-needed support to clubs such as Greenisland FC. The club is run solely by volunteers, so any assistance in helping with costs is always very much appreciated.”
Marc Gamble – a member at Greenisland Football Club – added: “The fact that a local business such as Power NI offered us assistance so that we could develop our youth section is great news. Greenisland FC has over 100 volunteers who devote their time to the club, so any support over and above what we would normally receive is always extremely welcome.
“Donations helps us to provide holistic development opportunities for young people and adults in our local community which extends beyond the football pitch.”
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