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Carbon Clyde – Kit & Boot Recycling

The Carbon Clyde team are gearing up to officially open their Kit & Boot Recycling Facility ahead of this Saturday’s first league match against Montrose at Broadwood.

Project Manager, Karen Welsh, is encouraging all players, staff, volunteers and supporters to join her and the Carbon Clyde team prior to the match and donate any items that they can. Karen commented, “We will have this facility open at each home match and l ask that everyone gets involved. It’s all about making small changes and this project will encourage greener living and how we can adopt a low carbon lifestyle, as it’s not just our children that will benefit, but our children’s children and grandchildren.

“So by donating your old kit, boots, trainers, tracksuits, in fact any sports kit which can then be passed on to others in the community. Teams can get involved too so that team kit can be given to maybe a school team in Cumbernauld that are struggling to source kit.”

The Kit & Boot Recycling Facility is just one of the initiatives that the Carbon Clyde team will be promoting. Over the coming months our Cycling Proficiency Officer, Stuart McIntosh, will be working in schools and nursery schools in the local area encouraging everyone to get on their bikes and use more active forms of transport. There will also be a few matchday events and home energy advice for local residents to help reduce their fuel bills ahead of this winter. Community coaches will also be delivering football sessions to all P4-P6 children in Cumbernauld with football sessions echoing the Carbon Clyde workbooks that will accompany the four-week block.

Carbon Clyde has a group of volunteers but is always looking for more people to get involved with the project, so if you are interested please contact Karen on

It’s an exciting time for the Clyde FC Community Foundation, so come and say hello to the team on Saturday, next to the Club Shop at Broadwood from 1.45 to 2.45pm and donate what you can, or sign up to be a volunteer with the Carbon Clyde team.