Boot bank appeal launched by Bo'ness Rugby Club
With restrictions being eased on outdoor group sports, Bo'ness Rugby have teamed up with Rugby Boot Bank to appeal to players, parents and anyone in the local community to donate any old or outgrown boots.
These will be collected and sent to the Rugby Boot Bank where they will be cleaned, repaired and made available to anyone throughout the country who may struggle to afford new boots.
At youth level, new pairs are required much more often with children going up in sizes rapidly.
Boots can be donated at club training sessions between 6.30-8pm on Tuesdays/Thursdays and 11am-1pm on Sundays or contact the club via social media to arrange a collection.
Alisdair Edmond, the club’s PR officer, said: "It is important during these hard times that the price of a pair of boots is no barrier to enjoying our fantastic sport."
Mark MacDonald, who is arranging the collection for the club, said: "Football and rugby boots are gladly accepted and the service is available to anyone who may need it through the Rugby Boot Banks website.”
This comes as the club enters its 10th anniversary year which will run during the 2021/22 season where the team will hope to enjoy a strong performance in the Caledonia Midlands League with many off pitch events and celebrations throughout.