Abbey Villa Youth Football Club is celebrating after receiving a grant from Danske Bank.
The money was provided through the bank’s Staff Grant scheme and was used to facilitate the cost of first aid training for youth coaches, as well as 10 first aid kits.
Danske Bank Staff Grants recognises the value of volunteering that employees undertake in their own personal time. It works by providing support of up to £500 to charitable and not-for-profit organisations, with which Danske Bank staff volunteer. Since its launch the scheme has donated nearly £120,000 to a variety of voluntary groups and clubs across Northern Ireland.
Formed in 1955, the Youth Football Club works with a wide range of age groups across the community, David Moore, a coach at the Club and a Training Consultant at Danske Bank said: “We presently have four senior teams, with around 180 children aged 4-15. We have 30 youth coaches who all give up their time voluntarily to help support the development of the young players.
“As a result of working for Danske Bank, we have been able to cover the cost of first aid training for our youth coaches. We have also been able to purchase 10 first aid kits, one for each of our age groups.”
Rachel Cleary, External Relations Co-Ordinator, Danske Bank said, “Danske Bank’s Staff Grants allow us to support our staff who give up their time for the good of their communities. David has been involved with the Youth Football Club for the past 12 years and we are delighted to encourage and assist his contribution to the club and his local area.”