Ebbw Vale Junior Football Club receives £5,000 donation from Pennant Walters.

RTB Ebbw Vale Junior Football Club has received has received a donation from Pennant Walters to allow them to install WiFi into the pavilion area and purchase a much-needed storage unit, which now houses ground maintenance equipment at its home pitch in Cwm.

The club, which runs a senior and junior section, has expanded over the past few years and with more members came to a real need for a further permanent storage container.

With close links to the communities in which it works, we were happy to step and make a £5,000 donation.

Chairman at RTB Ebbw Vale Junior Football Club, Johnathan Caswell, said:

“Our Junior football section is thriving, and we now provide football for local boys and girls from the ages of 5 – 16. We are delighted that so many more people are coming through to enjoy the game, but we quickly found we needed more storage facilities at our junior training home in Cwm.

“Funding is the biggest obstacle to developing the club further, so we were delighted that Pennant Walters stepped in to help out.

“A storage unit might not seem a hindrance to a local football club but the difference it has made has been huge. We now have a place to securely store equipment and those families watching youngsters train can also benefit from WiFi at the ground.

“On behalf of the Club I’d like to say a huge thanks to Pennant Walters for making such a difference to our community.”

Pennant Walters is committed to supporting the communities close to its wind energy projects and this funding is linked to its proposed Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn development to the west of Abertillery.

The proposed windfarm will generate up to 34MW of electricity, which is equivalent to providing enough power to meet the annual electricity needs of approximately 21,000 homes. The wind farm will be designed with an operational life of 30 years, exporting renewable energy directly to the National Grid.

Pennant Walters Managing Director, Dale Hart, said:

“It’s great to see the club expanding so that more local children can benefit from sport. Our wind energy project community benefit funds exist to make a difference to the local communities in which we work, and we’re delighted that this money will go to good use.”