A LEADING supermarket has awarded Cumnock Juniors Girls Football Club funding to the tune of a whopping £1,000 – a sum that “will go a long way” to securing a bright future for the squad.

The 50-girl strong team started in 2014 and believes that every girl in Scotland should have the opportunity to play football.

The Asda Foundation, a charitable company that provides grants to a range of good causes, recognised this and with the support of Asda Cumnock’s Community Champion, presented the award to the club, much to their delight.

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Club secretary and chair Mhari Lindsay said: “This will go towards procuring new mini goals and balls for our younger age groups. Without essential funding and the support from organisations like Asda we would need to rely on the community for funding so when organisations offer help we grab it with both hands.

“Thank you to Asda for the support. This will go a long way. Storage is a huge issue for the girls club at the minute and thanks to family and friends we are able to store our items securely. We will be procuring the goals in the new year.”

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Cumnock MP Allan Dorans added: “The club does fantastic work in promoting sporting opportunities for girls in the community and this grant will allow them to continue enabling girls who want to play football to take part.”