Gilfach Goch FC helped out by energy company

Written by on 9th May 2023

Gilfach Goch FC is celebrating after landing a donation of £2,700 from a local energy company.

Local energy company, Pennant Walters, made the donation from a fund linked to two of its windfarm projects which are situated in the local community. The money will now go to support its junior and foundation set up, which runs sides from under 8’s to under 16’s.

Pennant Walters has supported Gilfach Goch FC for many years and provided funding which has gone towards kit, training equipment, and covering essential costs including facility hire during the winter months.

Tyrone Gough, Chairman at Gilfach Goch Football Club, is delighted with the continued support. He said:“We know we are in the midst of challenging times but, as a club, we know the benefit sport participation brings to young people. This donation will undoubtedly bring so much benefit to young people locally.”

Last year funding was given to support the wider Gilfach Goch sporting community which allowed the rugby and football club to buy a secure storage unit.

Tyrone continued:

“We count ourselves very lucky to have the ongoing support from Pennant Walters – without this our set up would look very different We want to ensure as many local youngsters are able to participate in a sport they love, and funding of this kind enables us to put money into grassroots football.

“Our young players are very proud to wear the Pennant Walters name on their kit.”

The sponsorship provided by Pennant Walters is from a fund linked to two wind farms in the Gilfach Goch and Blackmill areas, Pant y Wal in the county of Bridgend, and Fforch Nest, which straddles the border of Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taf. The two sites have a total of 21 turbines producing 53 megawatts of clean electricity – enough to power the equivalent of 25,000 homes.

Pennant Walters managing director, Dale Hart, said:

“Grassroot clubs and sports are vital to increase engagement amongst communities and we are delighted to play a small part in this in Gilfach Goch.

“Our wind energy project community 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 – benefitting youngsters for years to come.”


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