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Asda grant pays for new kit for young footballers in Coleraine

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Ballymoney Youth Football Club will take to the pitch in new kits thanks to a £1,000 donation from the Asda Foundation.

The under-15s team, which trains at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, used the Asda donation to purchase a tracksuit, hoodie, hat and sports bag for each of its 17 players – and also kitted out the team’s four coaches.

The new kits will be on display throughout the remaining matches of the Daily Mirror Lisburn League this year.

In addition to the £1,000 donated to the boys’ club, the under-11 girls’ team benefitted from an additional £500 from the Asda Foundation, which will also be spent on new sportswear for the players.

Sheila Palmer, Asda Coleraine’s Community Champion, said: “Ballymoney Youth Football Club provides an important hub in our community for young people to come together and play sport.

“As well as getting them out and about, it is crucial that we support initiatives which develop and support teenagers in our area.

“I am thrilled the Asda Foundation was able to support the purchase of a new kit for both the under-15 boys’ and under-11 girls’ teams – and I will be cheering them on from the sidelines at their upcoming matches!”

Head coach at Ballymoney Youth Football Club, Adrian Darragh, said: “The young people who train with our club show commitment to their team week after week – and as a coach, I am delighted that we are now able to reward their efforts with a brand new kit.

“Being able to play home and away games in a matching kit is an important way of boosting team morale, and increasing the confidence of our players on the pitch.

“We would like to thank the Asda Foundation for giving our club this extra boost – with our young people demonstrating their gratitude through dedication at both training and at our upcoming games.”

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