A sports club in Cogan has received a donation of £300 towards vital equipment from Wales and West Utilities.

Cogan Coronation's under-six football team received a donation from the gas emergency and pipeline service.

Lee Jeffries, an employee of Wales and West Utilities spends seven hours a week as a volunteering as a coach at Cogan Coronation.

He said: “My second-born, Theo started playing football last season for the under 6s as there wasn’t an under 5s team in place at the time.

“He asked me if I would help with the coaching, and I told him that if he enjoyed it, and continued wanting to play, then I would put my hand up to do so this season. As it turns out he did enjoy it and I made sure I kept true to my word!”

The under-6s team at the club has over 40 registered players and aims to provide as many children as possible with the opportunity to play.

The donation has been put towards equipment such as balls, bibs and cones which aid the young side in training.

He added: “Grassroots sports, such as football, rely on volunteers to run the sides, and this can take a lot of time each week. I’m glad to be part of a team of coaches who are committed to improving the access to sports locally and to have the support from my employer is a big boost.

“This money will make a real difference to the children who join us each week. Not only will it take away some of the financial pressure from parents, but it will give our young side the best experience possible.

“On behalf of our team and their families, I’d like to say thank you to Wales & West Utilities for lending a helping hand.”

Wales & West Utilities provided the funding as part of its commitment to support the communities it serves and by way of supporting the volunteer efforts of its colleagues.

Bethan Jones, Head of Human Resources at Wales & West Utilities added: “Our colleagues go the extra mile to support the communities in which they live, and work, and we are always delighted to support their efforts.

“We’re happy to help Lee and the Cogan Coronation side as they seek to boost participation in the sport locally and hope this money will help them develop the skills needed to enjoy the game for years to come.”