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Two youth African football teams are now playing in Point colours following a donation from community wind farm charity, Point and Sandwick Trust.


The organisation had donated a new set of strips to Point FC’s under 18 team in June.


The donation was also good news for other young football players on the other side of the world, as the redundant strips were taken out to Tanzania by Alasdair Nicholson, who regularly goes to the country to help develop local skills in community enterprise.


Donald John MacSween, Point and Sandwick Trust general manager, said they were delighted to donate new kit to the Point under 18 team, “and even more delighted when they went on to win the Ladywell Cup on their first outing wearing the new strip.”


“We are also very pleased that Alasdair was able to take full sets of strips out to local teams in Tanzania during his latest development trip there."


Alasdair Nicholson from Back - who has 30 years experience of community development and social enterprise - said it was great to see how happy the young players were to receive their strips and to have been able to fulfil a promise he made on his last visit, when he was asked: “next time, can you bring some football strips?”


The teams to receive the strips were the African Lions from Mahenge and Kiogosi FC from near Ifakara.





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16 August 2017