Keen footballers with a new East Ayrshire team have been given a boost thanks to the generosity of Banks Renewables.
Ochiltree United was formed in the summer of 2013 and is now in line to collect £2250 worth of vital training equipment, funded by Hamilton-based Banks Renewables, for its first season in Division Four of the Ayrshire Amateur League.
The team plans to purchase slalom poles, hurdles, speed ladders and nets for training exercises, as well as professional footballs for competitive matches.
Brian Christie, secretary of Ochiltree United AFC, said: “The support of businesses like Banks Renewables has been vital for us to get up and running.
“We’re extremely grateful to them and for the support of local people who have helped us create a club which is now a real asset to our community.
“We want to keep growing and competing and donations from businesses such as Banks Renewables mean we can provide a much-needed resource for local young people, while building up a wealth of experience.
“The new equipment we’ve been able to purchase thanks to this donation will allow the team to work on skills, develop overall talent and with luck, help Ochiltree United to some great victories over the coming months.”
Colin Anderson, director at Banks Renewables, added: “We’re pleased to be able to offer our support to clubs and services like Ochiltree United, an important part of the fabric of this community and what makes it tick.
“As an important facility for many young people and their families who live in the area, we’re delighted to help in whatever we can to ensure the club has a wealth of resources to benefit everyone involved.”