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Caley Thistle go fairtrade with footballs


By Will Clark


INVERNESS Caledonian Thistle have become the first football club in Scotland to use Bala Fairtrade footballs.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle Women's team received new Fair Trade footballs from the Lochardil pupil learning council. Player Julia Scott tries out one of the new Bala brand balls. Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. 043595
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Women's team received new Fair Trade footballs from the Lochardil pupil learning council. Player Julia Scott tries out one of the new Bala brand balls. Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. 043595

Working in partnership with Lochardil Primary School, the club will be using the fairtrade footballs within the club's community set-up and the Inverness Caledonian Thistle Women's football team.

The Bala Fairtrade footballs have been guaranteed that who make these hand stitched products are paid a fair wage and benefit from fair working conditions.

Money raised from the sale of Fairtrade football goes towards free healthcare and educational projects for workers and their families and the wider community.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle's head of community Craig Masterton said:" Following a long working partnership with Lochardil primary developing our understanding of the global goals through projects like Soccer Aid football day.

"We have now taken that respect and knowledge to the next level to share our understanding with our local community and become the first club in Scotland to use Bala Fairtrade footballs within our community set up and also with our women's team.

"This important step will see the message being spread across the community and hopefully inspire others to do the same and follow our lead.

"This project very much focused with pupils at Lochardil Primary, hearing what they had to

say and tackling their take on global goals at a local level."



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