Steel giant backs mini-sections at popular club

28 November 2011

A CASH gift from Port Talbot steelworks has made training a little easier for the mini-sections of a local youth club.

: Carys Bamsey, Community Liaison and George Ridgeway  Secretary of Margam Youth Club with James Tully Under 11s coach and Jason Wareham  U9s coach with players form both squads.

: Carys Bamsey, Community Liaison and George Ridgeway Secretary of Margam Youth Club with James Tully Under 11s coach and Jason Wareham U9s coach with players form both squads.

Margam Youth Club has received a £300 donation from Tata Steel via the company’s community awards scheme.

The youth club at Groeswen Playing Fields on Knights Road, Margam, is a busy venue running sporting clubs nightly and a thriving youth club on Friday nights that sees nearly 60 young people attending every week.

The club is a focal point for young people and is also used by other members of the community.

Club secretary George Ridgeway said: “We are grateful for this donation. While we are a busy club in terms of attendance numbers, we try not to ask for too much extra money from the parents because we appreciate times are hard for everyone now. This can make it difficult for us to continue to improve equipment for use at training sessions.

“This donation will enable us to improve our training equipment for the mini-sections of the club. From it we will purchase cones, balls and bibs for the players.”

Nia Singleton, community liaison for officer Tata Steel in Port Talbot, said: “We are always keen to help local clubs that encourage our youngsters to get out there and do something active.

“Despite the current economic climate, we are still committed to helping in the community where we can.”

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