Cumbernauld Colts are delighted to announce receipt of £5,000 in sponsorship from Network Rail which, together with a successful “Sportsmatch” application, has netted a fantastic total of £10,000 for the club.

The money will be put to good use and help to fund the Colts’ community programme, in particular, their very successful local Primary School coaching sessions.

Club Chairman, Stewart McKenzie, said:

“We are delighted to receive such a substantial sum of money and our thanks go to both Network Rail and Sportscotland for their support and for their recognition of the benefits brought to children in the local community by participation in football.

Tom McPake, manager of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme said:

“The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme is delighted to work with Cumbernauld Colts to support youth development and the work the club does in the community. Through the Colts' on-going community activities they will help us promote the benefits of rail and rail safety.

"We’d also like to congratulate the Cumbernauld Colts for their successful application for sportsmatch funding and thank sportscotland for recognising the fantastic efforts and enthusiasm of also those involved at Cumbernauld Colts".

Louise Martin CBE, Chair of Sportscotland, said:

“We are delighted to have supported Cumbernauld Colts through our sportsmatch investment. The project will provide valuable football coaching to local school children within their schools, in turn helping them to develop and progress towards taking part in club football.

“Sportsmatch aims to support grassroots sporting initiatives which encourage participation at community level, especially youth groups, by matching the commercial sponsorship invested into the project.

“At Sportscotland we are striving to provide more opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in sport and physical activity, and supporting a project like this will certainly help to achieve this goal.”

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