Colts score a winning goal with donation

Dunbar colts
Dunbar colts

A kind-hearted football club came to the rescue after goalposts at Dunbar Primary School were wrecked by high winds.

Dunbar United Colts stepped into the breach and donated two sets of goalposts to enable pupils to continue to enjoy football at break time, games lessons, training and matches.

David Black, child protection officer with Dunbar Colts, said: “A firm relationship between schools and sports clubs is a great way to encourage children to continue playing sport after school and can also create a vital pathway toward competitive and even elite sport.”

He added: “For children to increase their activity via sports clubs it’s important that they are offered free use of facilities through schools from an early age.

“When Dunbar United Colts Football Club invested in new 7-a-side goals they were only too happy to donate a set of their old goals to Dunbar Primary School Lochend Campus. Increasing a child’s participation in football is key to their development as a player, whether it be for career ambitions, fitness or just for fun.”

Gareth Hill, active schools coordinator, commented: “For the colts to step in and help the school out during their time of need just shows how strong the school club link is between the two.

“It is a remarkably kind gesture from the colts and one the school hugely appreciates. This means football can continue to grow because the children have full access again to the proper equipment.”

Players from Dunbar United Colts, club chairman Gary Fairbairn and Mr Black presented the goalposts to Gordon Mackenzie, deputy head teacher at Dunbar Primary School.