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Abertillery Bluebirds AFC under 7’s have scored after Wales & West Utilities stepped in to sponsor the youth team this season.

The £300 donation has allowed the club to score a brand new team kit, which features the Wales & West Utilities logo, and now it’s hoped that the sponsorship will bring them good luck for the season.

The gas emergency and pipeline service for Wales and the south west of England provided the funding as part of its commitment to support the communities it serves. The sponsorship means that the under 7’s have been able to purchase a brand new kit for the very first time, after spending last year wearing hand-me-downs from older players.

Photo credit: Treasured Photography

Wales & West Utilities Commercial and Third Party Connections Manager Michael Vagg, who is Under 7s coach at the Club, said:

“The team has been together for a year or so and due to funds we were only able to play in a kit that was no longer used by an older age group. We are all delighted that my employer has answered a call to help with sponsorship and having the matching kit has given the team a huge confidence boost.

“The team are delighted with the kit and are proud to play in shirts that carry Wales & West Utilities logo.”

Sarah Hopkins, Wales & West Utilities People & Engagement Director, said:

We are committed to supporting the communities we serve in whatever way we can. We have close links with the community in Abertillery and it’s our pleasure to be able to be able to provide this donation to the football team – we wish them every success in the future and look forward to following their progress!”

Wales & West Utilities has a team of more than 1000 trained and experienced engineers to help serve the 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales that rely on its gas emergency and pipeline services. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. 

Our team is also working on a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.