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Community Windpower proud to support Upper Annandale Football Club Juniors

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A Moffat football club has been able to purchase two new sets of goalposts thanks to funding from the team behind a proposed wind farm. Community Windpower (CWL) has donated £1,100 to Upper Annandale Football Club Juniors to help it purchase the essential kit.

The Juniors section of the club covers the P1 to P7 year groups and is a very well attended and much loved institution in the Moffat area, with 90 to 110 members at any given time. Football goals differ in size depending on the age group of the players, with the Juniors team requiring a smaller set than the standard ones used by adult teams.

CWL said it was proud to contribute to the funding of the new goalposts, which can now be used for years to come to train the next generation of football players.

Other funding contributions came from Moffat Community Council and the Moffat Town Hall Development Trust.

CWL currently has a wind farm scheme in development in Dumfries and Galloway, the 60-turbine Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm. Over its 40-year operational life, the project is expected to deliver a total investment of more than £1.8 billion, benefiting the local and regional economies. The scheme will also generate more than £2 million per year in community benefits, facilitating the delivery of similar grants and funding in the future.

The project is due to be discussed by councillors on Thursday. A report by a senior planning official published last week said it should be allowed to proceed.

Vicky Alston, club rep for Upper Annandale Football Club Juniors, said:

“The money towards the goals from Community Windpower is greatly appreciated.

“Not only does it help the upkeep of facilities for the Juniors to train every week, but it also allows us to host matches and invite other Juniors clubs to Moffat to take part in games and mini tournaments.

“On behalf of all the coaches and players, we extend a big thank you to Community Windpower for their support.”

Rebecca Elliott, CWL’s senior project manager for Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm, said: “We are pleased to support the Upper Annandale FC Juniors with this grant. The new sets of goal posts will ensure that football training can remain readily available for the children of Moffat.”

 

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