Belfast 8th Old Boy's FC Get Kitted Out Thanks to Power NI Funding

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Belfast’s 8th Old Boys Football Club has received a £300 community grant from Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading energy supplier.

The Dundonald Football Club was nominated to receive the community funding by Power NI employee, Paul Kennedy as part of the company’s staff sponsorship scheme ‘Helping Hands’. This gives employees the opportunity to nominate local groups and organisations to receive funding. Thanks to the donation, the club will purchase new football kits for the team.

Commenting on the nomination, Paul said:

As a Power NI employee, I appreciate the difference the Helping Hands scheme makes to local groups. I’ve played for 8th Old Boys for over 8 years now and as a cross community team we draw players from right across the wider Belfast area. Given the current climate, it’s getting more expensive to fund two teams on a regular basis so any help that can provided is more than greatly received. The Helping Hands funds we’ve been awarded will ensure we can get a new kit for the 1st XI and we’ll be proud to wear the Power NI logo on it too!”.

Founded in 1928, 8th Old Boys Football Club origins can be traced to Cooke Centenary Presbyterian Church in the Ballynafeigh area of Belfast’s Ormeau Road.

Since then, the club joined the DAWFL in 2006/07 after a long and illustrious associations with the Boys Brigade Old Boys League. Amongst other Honours, the club were BBOB Division 1 champions and Bunting Cup winners on 3 occasions, in addition to wining the Neil Cup and Nicholl Cup once.

Belfast’s 8th Old Boys Football Club first received funding in 2018 from Power NI to purchase football kits to celebrate the clubs 90th anniversary celebration milestone.