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Bonar Bridge scores a clubhouse goal: joy as funding target is met


By Caroline McMorran

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Bonar Bridge Football Club is celebrating after raising enough funds to refurbish its dilapidated clubhouse, located at Migdale playing field.

More than £60,000 has been forthcoming from the National Lottery Awards for All and from the Achany, Rosehall and Beinn Tharsuinn wind farm community benefit funds.

Bonar Bridge Football Club juniors and committee members outside the clubhouse pre-lockdown.
Bonar Bridge Football Club juniors and committee members outside the clubhouse pre-lockdown.

Club chairman David Anderson said: "This is amazing news and a real boost to the club, its members and the wider community, who all played a huge role in this achievement.

"The difference it will make is very significant and it will give the players of all ages a fit for purpose changing and meeting area.

"We are hoping that a warmer, more welcoming clubhouse will attract more volunteers to help with the running of the club."

The contract to refurbish the facility has been won by local tradesmen.

Carrie Vetters, who is coordinating the works on behalf of the club, said: "We are in a really fortunate position in that the work will be carried out by skilled local tradesmen who fully support what the football club is trying to do, and understand what this project means, not only to the club but to the wider community too."

The club is now gearing up to provide football and fitness training for primary school aged children on Friday nights and for secondary school children on Tuesday nights.

Mr Anderson said: "This training will start following the Easter break and will be held in accordance with the latest Covid guidance."

Parents and children should keep an eye on the club's Facebook page for further information closer to the time."

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