Foot­ball project praised by MP

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Whit­law­burn Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre are cur­rently mid­way through a two year foot­ball pro­gramme aimed at bring­ing to­gether lo­cal youths in the com­mu­nity.

Lo­cal MP Tom Greatrex re­cently paid a visit to the Whit Foot­ball project to see for him­self the work that is be­ing car­ried out by the Cen­tre and Utd sports, who sup­ply the coaches.

The pro­gramme is funded by Peo­ple’s Health Trust as part of their Ac­tive Com­mu­ni­ties Fund­ing Pro­gramme.

Tom said: “It was great to visit the Whit Foot­ball project re­cently, where it was clear to see that the hard work be­ing put in by the cen­tre and the coaches is pay­ing off for the peo­ple who in­volved.

“The project has pro­vided a great, unique op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal young peo­ple who are in­ter­ested in play­ing foot­ball and it’s no won­der why it has proved to be so popular.

“I’d like to thank the coaches and play­ers for their wel­come, and I’d en­cour­age any­one else who’d like to get in­volved, but hasn’t yet, to do so.”

Cen­tre man­ager Stu­art Bor­land said: “The fund­ing from Peo­ple’s Health Trust fund­ing is most wel­come.

“Our foot­ball pro­gramme con­tin­ues to main­tain a com­pet­i­tive league while re­tain­ing steady num­bers through­out.”

The project runs on a Fri­day and Sun­day evening and has proved so far very popular with lo­cal youths.

On the ball

Tom Greatrex MP (back, sec­ond from left) vis­ited the Whit Foot­ball project in Cam­bus­lang

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