Alyth’s very own football team is well-dressed for the new season thanks to 25 new tracksuits purchased with the help of a grant from ADT’s Community Projects Fund.
Alyth Amateur Football Club has been in existence for over 40 years and is well supported by the local community. The Club is self-funded, with 22 signed players, and before the pandemic would regularly attract crowds of 50-60 people to home games in the Jubilee Park.
All the players wear tracksuits on game days, home and away, showing their pride in representing the town. Scott Hodge of the Club explained: “As a club we strive to ensure the players look smart, but our previous tracksuits were five years old and needing replaced. The covid restrictions meant we had been unable to fundraise using our normal routes such as a coffee morning, a race night or a bingo tea, so the ADT grant for new tracksuits is a fantastic boost for us.”
The Club is well supported by the local community, with supporters from all age groups including pensioners who look forward to coming along to home games, meeting friends and enjoying a few hours out of the house.
Scott continued: “As an amateur football team, playing football is clearly our primary role, but as a club we treat the health and wellbeing of our players very seriously.
“As is now well-known, depression and anxiety in young men is a big problem and some of our players have experienced that at times; many have said that just being part of the team and being able to come along to training and have a chat with coaches and team mates has helped them. These new tracksuits will strengthen those feelings of belonging to a group with shared aims, as well as pride in representing Alyth around the country.”
The Community Projects Fund distributes monies donated to the town by Temporis Ltd, operators of the Tullymurdoch Wind Farm just north of Alyth.