Leithen Vale Sports Club Under 13 football team receives support from Fred. Olsen Renewables
Leithen Vale Sports Club Under 13 football team has welcomed support from leading independent renewable energy producer, Fred. Olsen Renewables. The local group is, for the first time in a generation, fielding a high school age eleven-a-side team to take part in the South East Region Youth Football Association League – competing against teams from Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders.
The group is located close to the Fred. Olsen Renewables proposed Scawd Law Wind Farm. The funding helped to provide a change strip for the side, which is one of the many additional costs that the squad faces by taking this next step up the competition ladder.
Julie Aitken, Senior Project Manager at Fred. Olsen Renewables, commented:
“Fred. Olsen Renewables is committed to supporting the communities near our wind farms. We are pleased to be able to help the Under 13’s on the road to success and support young people from the local area to take part in a sport that they enjoy.
“Scawd Law Wind Farm is expected to deliver more than £10m in community benefit locally. We look forward to working with local residents and community groups to understand what is important to them and shaping a fund that can support many local initiatives – from funding hall improvements and supporting sports clubs to helping deliver large scale community projects.”
Colin Williams, Leithen Vale U13 Coach, commented:
“We are very grateful to Fred. Olsen Renewables for its donation to help us kit out the U13 team. We are very excited to be taking part in the league. However, with it comes greater cost and added financial responsibility. This funding has helped every player on the road to further development, and hopefully success!”
Fred. Olsen Renewables is proposing to develop Scawd Law Wind Farm. The project, which is located on the Holylee Estate approximately 4 km north of Walkerburn, has the potential to provide more than £10m in community benefit and deliver mountain biking and walking trails on the site.
The company is undertaking further environmental studies at the site prior to submitting an application to the Scottish Government.
Further information can be found at www.scawdlawwindfarm.co.uk.