Braidwater recently invited charities and sporting organisations in the Coleraine area to apply for funding in celebration of the commencement of construction at Wattstown Manor, which is located beside Knockbracken in the Mountsandel area.
Braidwater’s Ryan Tannahill presents a £250 cheque to Susan Humphrey of Coleraine Ladies Hockey Club at the Wattstown Manor development.
Our first recipient is Coleraine Ladies Hockey Club, the largest sporting Club in Coleraine for females, providing sporting opportunities through Hockey.
The Club has 4 Senior Ladies teams that compete in the Ulster Hockey Leagues and over 300 youth members and a philosophy to provide opportunities for all.
Stephen McCartney of Coleraine Ladies Hockey Club explained what the funding means to the the development of the youth teams:
‘’Each Saturday morning at Junior Hockey we cater for over 120 children from age 7 to 11. This funding will supplement the good work that’s going on by helping to build on our primary and club hockey blitzes for our young members. At present the primary school blitzes attract up to 20 schools in the local area and we partner with Ulster Hockey delivering these at our pitch to over 150 children.’’
‘’On behalf of the Club, thank you for your donation which will ensure hockey is to the fore for kids in the Coleraine area, keeping them active, physically and mentally.’’
Darren Farnan, marketing manager of Braidwater, was delighted to provide support to an area the Company is so passionate about:
‘’Staying active is key to keeping children healthy and Coleraine Ladies Hockey Club is a perfect example of a community organisation that provides that week in, week out.
‘’This donation is part of the Braidwater Group’s yearly charitable programme and in line with our commitment to support the communities we operate in.’’