Supermarket bags boost youth football

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Campbeltown and District Juvenile Football Association (CDJFA) is the latest charity to seek help from a supermarket funding scheme.

CDJFA chairman Rhys Blair is urging the public to vote for the association with their blue tokens for using 10 pence plastic bags when shopping at Tesco.

On social media, encouraging people to participate, Mr Blair wrote: ‘Our revenue costs to continue to develop children’s football in the area are met by fees however, we have little capital for new equipment.

‘With an annual spend of more than £20,000 we are looking to purchase new footballs, goals, nets, training gear and equipment.

‘We are also looking to fund further coaching courses for our volunteers.

‘CDJFA is the largest voluntary community group in Kintyre with approximately 180 children from three-years-old to 17.

‘CDJFA has more than 30 qualified coaches and has achieved the Community Award from the Scottish Football Association Quality Mark scheme.’

A Tesco spokesperson said: ‘The project with the highest number of votes across the region will receive £4,000.

For more CDJFA news, turn to pages 16 and 17.