The SFP Trust were delighted to make an award of portable floodlights to Glenburn Miners Welfare F.C. who are based in Prestwick. The pictures here show the kids enjoying their training sessions under their new lights.
Andy McLaughlin from the club commented “The portable floodlights purchased by Glenburn Miners Welfare F.C. with the help from a grant from The Scottish Football Partnership Trust have been a godsend to the club. Winter training facilities in the local area are at a premium and previously our teams would either have to pay a premium for private hire facilities or cancel training altogether. The costs involved in hiring private facilities restrict the amount that we can invest in training kits, training gear etc. and cancelling training means that we risk losing players to other clubs. With the floodlights we have been able to maintain training on grass parks despite the change of clocks and to date the lights are fully utilised 3 nights a week. This means that approximately 100 kids have been able to benefit from continued football training and benefit from the associated health and social gains that are associated with playing football.”
“As a community focused club we have made local schools and other member clubs aware that we have the floodlights and that they are available for booking through Glenburn MWFC. This will allow local schools and other community sports clubs to benefit in the same way that we have. The floodlights have been a resounding success and we look forward to more teams and clubs increasing their participation through their use.”