Ceteris are not only a not for profit company that commits every penny into driving sustainable economic growth across Clacks, but we are also equally passionate about supporting local community projects. One local project that caught our attention and we decided to sponsor was the Wasp Community Club.
Not Just Football
The Wasp Community Club is the charitable wing of Alloa Athletic FC and what started as kids football classes, games and coaching has grown into many other amazing projects. Billy Robertson, Community Development Officer at the club, has been working with them for over 2 years now and said:
“football is always the draw for people but we are about so much more than that”
Billy has identified areas for community support, applied for funding and implemented various projects.
Billy and his team have been working on various projects over the years including:
- Kids football with around 250 kids
- Mental health support group (Man Cave was initially for men but now open to everyone)
- Football 5’s, Evening football to get 11-17yr olds off the streets
- Football fans in training (diet and exercise classes for men)
- Family football for children facing barriers to participation in sport
- Fitness classes and nutritional education for primary school kids
- Festive Friends (Community outreach programme for elderly people facing isolation around Christmas)
There are many more projects in the pipeline for Billy and Wasp Community Club but none of it would be possible without the 65 volunteers and 400 local members of this fantastic club. Billy said:
“our team is more like a family than a working environment, we are there for each other and it’s a crucial support network for many local people”
Ceteris Sponsor Support
Knowing the support that the Wasp Community Club gives the local community, Ceteris wanted to sponsor the club in a way that would benefit them as much as possible. One thing the amazing 65 volunteer coaches required was rain jackets (which let’s be honest we need in this country!) and we were delighted to provide the funds to allow Billy to purchase these for the coaches.
Covid-19 & the Clacks Community
As a result of the current pandemic, the landscape has changed significantly. Not just for the Wasp Community Club but for everyone. However, the team have adapted by moving the mental health support group online and they were out delivering food parcels and operating a collection/delivery service for people in isolation in the first lockdown. Although the lockdown and health pandemic has thrown up challenges, Billy is determined to carry on the crucial community work.
Get in Touch
If you want to join the Wasp Community Club or get more information about the projects, you can get in touch with Billy on: