Football team nets new strip thanks to local housebuilder

KIRKLISTON & South Queensferry Football Club’s 2014s team is sporting a new kit thanks to Dandara East Scotland.

The housebuilder donated close to £3,000 to the club, whose players train and play in Kirkliston near its Foxhall Gait development.

The kits, which include shirts, shorts and socks, feature Dandara’s logo across the chest and the logo of Richmond’s Hope on the arms. The charity supports bereaved children and the team recently raised £450 for them by auctioning off shirt numbers.

Chris Brown, KSQ treasurer, said, “We are very grateful to Dandara for supporting the club and the players are excited to get on the park in their smart new kit. Finding money for strips is always a struggle as they have to be replaced every two years as the children grow out of them so quickly and there’s a lot of wear and tear on the field.”

Lisa Archibald, head of sales at Dandara Scotland East, added, “We are looking forward to seeing the team in action in their new kits. We hope that this will give the players a real confidence boost on the pitch and encourage others to get involved with the club which does so much good work in the community. We wish them lots of luck in future matches!”

KSQ was formed in 1991 and celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. It has 550 playing members including 12 youth teams ranging in age from 4-18 and has recently added a women’s team.