Falkirk Tennis Club
Falkirk Tennis Club was founded over 130 years ago in 1892 and continues to thrive. They have members of all ages, all happily playing social and competitive tennis and benefiting from coaching sessions from their 3 LTA accredited coaches. They have a number of teams that participate in district and national league competitions (singles, doubles and mixed) and they have busy club sessions, group coaching sessions and annual club championships. Falkirk Lawn Tennis Club is welcoming and has something for players of all ages and all standards, from absolute beginners to advanced.
Falkirk Lawn Tennis Club secured the top prize in the region, receiving £2,500, which was put towards buying new equipment including tennis nets, balls and rackets, as well as funding the delivery of free tennis lessons to local schools in the area.
Springhill Boxing Club
Based in Shotts, Springhill Boxing Club provides a supportive environment for athletes of all ages and genders interested in pursuing competitive or non-competitive boxing training and fitness. The club consistently looks for ways to keep its costs as low as possible so that people from all backgrounds can benefit from keeping active.
Springhill Boxing Club secured the highest funding in the region this year, receiving £2,500. The not-for-profit organisation, which is run entirely by volunteers, plans to use the funding to take their boxers on a trip to the William Wallace Box Cup and to visit another boxing club in Kilkenny, Ireland. These trips will allow the boxers to gain experience in open class tournaments, further develop their boxing skills and improve their confidence and life skills. Thanks to Aldi’s donation, the club also plans to invest in its equipment and new sparring gloves.
Lismore Rugby Club
A slower, non-contact version of the sport, walking rugby is particularly suited to an older audience who are looking to stay fit and active. There are currently no opportunities for individuals to engage with the sport within Edinburgh and, thanks to Aldi’s donation, Lismore Rugby Football Club are going to change this.
Lismore Rugby Football Club secured the highest funding in the region this year, receiving £2,500. The Edinburgh-based charitable organisation, which has two men’s amateur senior teams, one women’s amateur senior team and a community outreach programme, plans to use the funding to start a pilot walking rugby programme for over 50s in the local community.