Sponsor for Longside kit

Peter Grant and the Longside Boys Football team collect their new training kits from Ashley Maitland of Gillanders

Peter Grant and the Longside Boys Football team collect their new training kits from Ashley Maitland of Gillanders

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Gillanders Peterhead has signed up to sponsor Longside Boys Football Club’s new training kits.

Peter Grant and some of the team members headed along to the car sales showroom recently to pick up their new kits and thank everyone for their support.

Peter said: “Last year we identified that there were a few boys in the Buchan area that used to play football at Mintlaw but that was stopped after the funding was lost.

“We decided to form the Under 13s team to go into the Aberdeenshire League and just to give those interested a chance to play.

“Earlier this year we sent out leaflets and 18 boys registered their interest so we signed them up.

“The team idea went a lot better than we initially thought it would, so much so we now have over 30 kids at the club and they have been split into two teams - the Under 13s and Under 14s - it has been brilliant.”

The teams meet every Sunday morning and play around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Peter added: “We approached a number of local businesses and we were very lucky to have Gillanders agree to sponsor us.

“We have other businesses sponsoring our playing kits so it is nice to have Gillanders sponsor our training tops.”