Santa scores for Winchburgh Albion

Winchburgh Albion Youth FC received a shipping container that will provide the club with essential storage for their kit and equipment.
Winchburgh Albion Youth FC received a shipping container that will provide the club with essential storage for their kit and equipment.

Santa paid an early visit to Winchburgh Albion Youth FC last week to drop off an extra special early Christmas present for the club.

Top of the Christmas list this year was a shipping container that would provide the club, which trains at Tippet Knowes Park, with essential storage for their kit and equipment.

The container was gifted by Morrison Construction as part of its commitment to supporting the local community while working for Winchburgh Developments Ltd at Glendevon.

Kevin Jempson, former chairman of Winchburgh Albion Youth FC said: “The club is absolutely delighted to receive this generous gift, which is very much needed and will greatly assist the coaching staff and wider club for many seasons to come.

“We would like to thank Morrison Construction for providing and arranging delivery of the container, and our sponsors, Winchburgh Developments Ltd, for helping to organise this for us.”

Christina Calder, performance manager, Morrison Construction, said: “We’re very happy to have been able to spread a little extra Christmas cheer this year and provide Winchburgh Albion Youth FC with a container which will provide secure on-site storage to support their training sessions going forward. We wish everyone at the club a very Merry Christmas.”

John Hamilton, CEO, Winchburgh Developments Ltd said: “Winchburgh Developments Ltd is proud to be the community sponsor for Winchburgh Albion Youth FC, and it’s great to see the club at Morrison Construction lending their support to this great local club.”

Winchburgh Albion Youth FC offers football coaching and opportunities to play in the local leagues for both boys and girls from the ages of 3-10 years old.

There are currently 130 children from the local community who are members of Winchburgh Albion Youth FC, and the club is supported by 30 coaches and volunteers.

Since its re-launch last year, the revived youth club has grown from strength-to-strength and now leases two local parks from West Lothian Council, providing training and match grounds for the club to play on.

For more information on Winchburgh Albion Youth FC visit www.winchburghalbionyfc.co.uk. For further information about the Winchburgh masterplan visit www.winchburghdevelopments.com.