The Connswater Specsavers store, located in East Belfast, has provided financial support to the well-known local football club, Braniel Mini Soccer Club.
Supporting around 40 boys and girls aged between six and ten, the football club first opened its doors back in December 2012 with only six boys and girls on the books.
The coaching staff at the Braniel Mini Soccer Club were delighted to welcome Connswater store director, Lynsey Caldwell, to the club to meet the young people they are supporting. Lynsey says: ‘We are excited to have the opportunity to support a local club and, in some way, help enable young boys and girls within the community to get involved sports such as football. Taking part in sport is key to making sure young people maintain a healthy lifestyle, but sporting activities are also are great a form of interaction and a way of making friends.’
Specsavers, Connswater, would encourage all sports players to make sure their vision is 100 per cent, on and off the pitch. It is essential that all sports players wear specialised sports goggles or contact lenses to make sure they are safe while playing sport as glasses are not suitable in most incidences.
Stephen Nixon, manager and head coach at Braniel Mini Soccer Club, says: ‘We are really delighted that Specsavers has come on board to help fund the new football kits for the young children here at the club.’