A city sports club has secured a new sponsored kit thanks to a leading builder. 

Ceann Creige Hurling and Camogie Club in Glasgow were selected as one of the winners of a sponsored kit giveaway from national builders’ merchant Jewson and plastic pipe manufacturer Polypipe.

Earlier this year, the companies partnered to help support grassroots teams across Scotland by taking applications from junior sports clubs who felt they deserved a new sponsored kit.

Having been inundated with responses, judges from both businesses selected nine winners, with Ceann Creige Hurling and Camogie Club taking one of the prizes.

Speaking of their win, Grace McBride, coach and club secretary at Ceann Creige Hurling and Camogie Club, said: “We haven’t had new kits since we set up four years ago, so they’re looking a bit worse for wear.

“Because we operate in a deprived area, we try to offer affordable training and provide equipment at no cost.

“We have tried to get sponsorship but it’s difficult now, with so many businesses struggling.

“That’s why we’re so pleased to have won - the players are so excited to have a new kit - it’s given them a sense of uniformity, to all be wearing the same thing at last.”

The other winning teams have been announced as Wigtownshire Youth Rugby and Stranraer FC Youth in Stranraer; Livingston Rugby Boys’ Team in Falkirk; Drumchapel United; Oban Galaxy and Rockfield Primary Team in Oban; Inter Galloway AFC Community Youths in Dumfries, and Dumbarton Riverside Disability Football Team in Dumbarton.

Allan Davidson, regional managing director for Scotland and the North at Jewson, said: “We play a vital role in the communities in which we operate, and part of our communities at a local level includes supporting young people to do what they love.

“Ceann Creige Hurling and Camogie Club proved they go that extra mile to help young people in the local area to access sports which change their lives, and we are pleased to be able to make that even more special through the provision of dual-branded, sponsored kits from Jewson and Polypipe.”

Sean Lanagan, key account manager at Polypipe, said: “We have a strong and lasting relationship with Jewson, so we were keen to be involved in this initiative which we know will mean so much to so many.

“Being part of a sports team should mean feeling united through your kit as well as through your determination and desire to work together, and we are glad to have played a part in that for this very deserving club.”