Premier Intermediate


11 May 2020
© Portstewart FC Club officials from Portstewart at the launch of their Community Support Programme

Premier Intermediate League club Portstewart has launched a community support programme to help vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis.

The Seahawks kicked off the project in conjunction with The Community Foundation in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Phase One of the programme was launched on Friday and saw 70 support packages delivered to elderly and vulnerable residents living in the club's local area.

Each package contained essential food and household items, and they were put together with help from Kerry Foods Coleraine, Lakeland Dairies Ballyrashane, Supervalu Portstewart, Tesco Portstewart and UUCAFC Graduates and Friends.

Speaking to Belfast Live, Portstewart FC community relations officer Alan Steele said "The club wanted to give something back during this crisis. This is phase one of our new community support programme, and we will move on to phase two after this.

"We got a grant from The Community Foundation and we wanted to support the Portstewart community during this pandemic.

"We have been delivering these packages to people who need it most.

"A lot of football clubs have been doing great things during these unprecedented times, and sometimes people don't see that support.

"Anything we can do to help people in Portstewart, then we will do our best. We are here to help.

"Everyone who got a package in phase one, we have a support mechanism in place for them. So if they need things like prescriptions collected, then we can help them.

"The recipients of these packages have been delighted, and it makes it worthwhile when you see their responses.

"Each package has 31 items in it, full of essential things that will hopefully help the people who receive them."

Johnny Law's side are second in the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League having enjoyed an unbeaten league campaign to date

© Portstewart FC