Ballyclare Comrades score with Donnelly Foundation

Ballyclare Comrades U11s Ladies football team has received a game changing donation of training equipment and football kits from the Donnelly Group’s Donnelly Foundation.

The local team, which was formed this year following an amalgamation with Carnmoney Ladies FC, encourages personal development and teamwork both on and off the pitch.

Roisin Donnelly, spokesperson for Donnelly Foundation, said:

“At Donnelly Foundation, we are passionate about making an impactful difference to the lives of the people in our community.

“We are proud to assist the Ballyclare Comrades with training equipment and football kits whilst they continue their journey of encouraging diversity in football.”

Donnelly Foundation, which was launched by Donnelly Group in 2019, provides financial support to various groups, projects, and clubs across the country with the aim of giving back to the communities in which it operates in.

Trevor Gordon spokesperson for Ballyclare Comrades, said:

“The U11 Ladies football team now has access to a wide range of equipment and a new football kit, which will help us develop our skills and encourage the growth of our team.

“We have 18 young ladies on our team, and thanks to the generous donation from Donnelly Foundation, can continue to develop our training programme and play competitively.

“The backing from the local community since forming the team has been excellent, and we would like to extend our gratitude to Donnelly Foundation for assisting us in reaching our goals.”

In addition to sponsoring the kits for Ballyclare Comrades, other projects in Mallusk supported by Donnelly Foundation include providing Muck and More Allotment Association with two polytunnels and donating a potentially life-saving defibrillator to Mallusk Integrated Primary School.