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Wind farm fund supports local girls' football team

Dalry Rovers girls football team

The women’s game is in the UK is growing rapidly and many young girls are now finding out the fun and benefits of being involved in football.

Dalry Rovers Girls Football Club in North Ayrshire is one club that’s providing girls with the platform to play the game but was looking for help to get the team fully kitted out.

So, with the women’s game flourishing, Community Windpower (CWL), with a track record of contributing to young sports men and women, were delighted when the Dalry Parish Boundary Trust stepped in with financial help for the players and staff of Dalry Rovers.

The trust manages the community benefit fund from Community Windpower’s Millour Hill Community Wind Farms, and agreed to the £1,400 application for funding.

Dalry Rovers Girls Football Club manager, Robbie McInnes, said: “The wonderful donation of £1,400 purchased new jackets and training kit for every player and helped the girls feel part of a proper team.

“There is great spirit in the squad right now and I can’t thank DPBT and CWL enough for the grant. Running a team is an expensive business and although we do our own fundraising this kind of money makes a huge difference.”

Dalry Rover Girls Football Club was started in December 2018 as a result of a team operating at KA Leisure. Robbie and Stuart McCall realised the potential that the girls had and put their heads together to form today’s Dalry Rovers structure.

Community Windpower’s community benefit director, Diane Wood, said: “This grant is yet another Community Windpower investment in young sports people from various sports across Scotland.

“I’ve watched my own daughters participate in sport and saw first-hand the benefits sport and football can bring to young people.

“Learning in a team environment is always the best way to go and, as a football, fan I wish the girls every success. First and foremost though they should just enjoy playing the game.”

Prior to Covid-19 the club competed in the South West Jo Love League on Saturday morning and trained twice a week. They are due to go back training once a week in August.

New members are welcome and the club can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing dalryrovers@gmail.com.

Dalry Rovers Boys has also received a grant from the Dalry Parish Boundary Trust, but hasn’t actually spent the money as yet.

This is in part due to the obvious situation around coronavirus outbreak and the Scottish Government’s actions to protect everyone.

News of how that funding will be spent will be on this website in due course.

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