Carrick Rangers’ under-15s this week received £500 in funding for a new kit, courtesy of the ‘Kit for Kids’ scheme operated by a renewable enery scheme.
The Airtricity initaitive supports grassroots sport for its staff members throughout the UK and Northern Ireland, and Carrick under-15s were one of the lucky clubs to benefit.
Carrick Rangers U15s coach and Airtricity employee, Daniel Lafferty, said: “I think that it is a fantastic scheme that Airtricity run for the local communities. it shows their commitment to providing some essential help for all types of sports. All the kids love the fact they can go out on Saturday with a brand new kit and we’re all hoping it will provide us with a lot of good results throughout the year.”
Airtricity Corporate Communications Executive, Josh Bradley, explained why the company is committed to supporting local sports clubs.
“It is great to see young people involved in sport of any kind and we really admire the dedication put in by volunteer mentors and coaches. Airtricity, and our parent company SSE, are committed to fostering community sustainability and through ‘Kits for Kids’ we are able to help deserving clubs like Carrick U15s.”
He added: “We would like to thank everyone for the applications we received from across the business for the 25 available grants, which were drawn randomly and announced last week. Another round of ‘Kits for Kids’ funding will be opened later this year and I hope even more out our 130 staff based in Northern Ireland will apply.”