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Soccer centre scores training equipment


The Scottish Salmon Company has provided Tarbert Soccer Centre with funding for new kit and equipment through its latest round of community fund awards.

Tarbert Soccer Centre offers weekly training sessions for boys and girls in primary and secondary school from Tarbert and the surroundin­g area.

The children take part in tournament­s with neighbouri­ng communitie­s, enhancing their confidence and boosting community spirit while encouragin­g a healthy lifestyle.

Thanks to the donation the soccer centre has been able to purchase clothing which will help to enable outdoor training to continue all year round.

It has also helped towards purchasing additional training equipment, including new footballs.

As a central part of The Scottish Salmon Company’s community charter, the community fund offers employees the chance to nominate local businesses, groups and charities that encourage and support health and wellbeing in the local community for a grant of up to £250.

The funding was awarded following a nomination by Donnie Sinclair, committee member and coach at the soccer centre as well as area manager for SSC at Loch Fyne.

Susan McCrae, secretary at Tarbert Soccer Centre, said: ‘On behalf of the team, we would like to thank The Scottish Salmon Company for its generous donation.

‘The children who attend Tarbert Soccer Centre will benefit greatly from this community fund award.

‘Tarbert Soccer Centre provides an inclusive environmen­t which contribute­s to children’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. As a community group led solely by volunteers, this funding is a big help to us.’

Iain MacIntyre, head of production (south) at The Scottish Salmon Company, added: ‘The Scottish Salmon Company is committed to supporting the rural communitie­s in which many of our staff live and work.

‘Tarbert Soccer Centre gives children the chance to take part in regular exercise and promotes a real sense of community spirit. We hope our donation will support its further growth and success in the future.’

 ??  ?? Fostering community links – young Tarbert players having great fun at a 2019 football festival in Campbeltow­n.
Fostering community links – young Tarbert players having great fun at a 2019 football festival in Campbeltow­n.

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