Bonnyrigg Rose Boys Club has been awarded a £500 sports voucher by BT. Dad and coach John Sime (pictured back row with orange jacket), who works for BT, scooped the grant six years after his son joined the four-a-side team. Having started as an enthusiastic parent, John qualified as a coach and now runs the whole team. John said: “I love my volunteering, and it takes up an enormous amount of my time. Coaching kids means the need for funds never ends, purely and simply because they grow non-stop! Our award will go towards buying new kit. Making sure the boys look good and are recognised as part of our local community is very important. It looks fantastic when all the age groups wear the same gear and are instantly recognisable as Bonnyrigg Rose.”
In addition to coaching, arranging fixtures and taking the team on match days, qualified first aider John works tirelessly to raise funds for the club.