Seniors: Whitehill set to open their doors

Whitehill Welfare 2014/15
Whitehill Welfare 2014/15

Whitehill Welfare are to hold a community sports day next year to show locals just what facilities the club has to offer people of all ages.

A lottery grant of £1,190 rewarded to the Rosewell club last week will go towards the costs for the day, which is expected to be held in May.

Secretary Andrew Renwick explained why Whitehill are having such an event: “We have got facilities that aren’t properly used, and probably the community aren’t even aware of what we have here.

“We would like to get people along of all ages, from nine to 90 using the club.

“I feel that Rosewell is growing, there are lots of new houses so this is just to make people aware of what things there are here and to get them used.

“We have got the social club. At the moment there is a group that use it on Tuesday evenings and we just feel that other groups could use it as well. It’s only that and the football on the Saturday that is using it. We just feel that the community could get more out of the club.

“I would like to get the local schools involved too, using the place more. Even the pitch could be used more, particularly during the summer, with five-a-side tournaments etc.”

Mr Renwick revealed plans for the open day are at an early stage ,with more funding possibly needed.

He said: “The lottery grant probably wont cover it all but we are happy to part-fund the open day as well, as at the end of the day we hope it will be a real gain for the club.

“On the community day we will have various events for kids on the pitch and we have got a social club with two lounges that can be used for various events as well, like Zumba etc. So people can have a look at them.”

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