The Rutherglen store has supported a local girls’ football team in Rutherglen by kindly sponsoring and donating them a brand new team kit.

The Bankhead Primary School girls’ team, consisting of pupils aged 9 to 11 years old, were in need of new football strips as their old kit was beginning to show its age.

However, in a generous move from the Specsavers Rutherglen team, a new blue football kit was donated to the team complete with the sponsored branding of the store.

The future of female football

As well as the new football kit, the team were also recently paid a personal visit by Scotland’s national women’s team goalkeeper Lee Alexander, ahead of the World Cup competition in France.

Heather MacDuff, Chairperson for Friends of Bankhead, said: ‘We can’t thank Specsavers Rutherglen enough. We were looking for sponsorship and when Peter, Ann and the team said they would like to sponsor our Girls’ football team, we simply couldn’t refuse their kind offer. 

‘The new strips are fantastic, the girls love them and it’s great that a local company has invested in our wee school – thank you Specsavers Rutherglen!’

Supporting the local community

Specsavers store director Peter Beaton said: ‘We are always on the look-out for good opportunities to help the local community and as soon as we received the call from Bankhead Primary’s football team, we knew we had to help.’

‘With more and more Scottish fans enjoying the women’s version of the game because of the prominence of the Women’s World Cup on TV, we were happy to play our part in helping the local girls’ team fund a new football kit. We look forward to seeing whether we’ve backed some future stars of the sport right here in Rutherglen.’ 

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