Youths profit from Rowan’s Trust

THE Rowan Boland Memorial Trust has handed over more than £3,000 to launch its new club funding scheme.

The charity provided £1,500 to Gala Cricket Club’s junior section for a new bowling machine, £750 to Gala Red Triangle Rugby Club for a scrumming machine and gave Fjordhus Reivers Hockey Club £1,000 for new playing kit for its youths.

All three clubs took part in a launch day at Tweedbank Sports Centre on Sunday to highlight the new funding avenue, which is open to youth sections of sports organisations in Galashiels.

David Boland, chairman of the trust, said: “This new scheme means we can help more people by providing support to clubs as well as individual sportspeople.

“Hopefully, this new funding stream will benefit sport in general in Galashiels.”

Any club wishing to apply should visit or speak to a committee member for more information.