Carnoustie Rugby Club’s official colour might be red, but the micro team is seeing green this year thanks to a new neighbour.
This year the Micro team, aged between 5 and 8 years old, will be sponsored by Seagreen offshore wind farm, a consented offshore wind farm situated 27km off the Angus coastline at its closest point.
The offshore wind farm is being developed by SSE Renewables, a leading renewable energy company headquartered in Scotland who recently completed the construction of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, Beatrice, in the Outer Moray Firth.
Aged between 5 and 8 years old, the young team is made up of some regular members as well some making their rugby debut for season 2019-20.
Lis Royle of Seagreen Wind Energy said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to be able to support such a great club that’s at the heart of the Carnoustie community.
“For us it’s really important to create a lasting legacy where we develop, build and operate. By being able to invest in the Micro club we’re hopefully able to offer the next generation of budding rugby enthusiasts the chance to take part and grow in the sport.”
Colin Murray of Carnoustie Rugby Club said: “This is a great opportunity for Carnoustie Mini Rugby to partner with Seagreen on such an important local project which will have a huge impact on so many people, not only in Angus but across Scotland. We are delighted to receive new playing strips from Seagreen for this season and can’t thank the project enough for their generosity. The girls and boys are thrilled with their playing strips and can’t wait to pull the jersey on at each and every opportunity.”
Seagreen 1 represents one of the most significant construction projects in Scotland. Located 27km off the Angus coastline at its closest point, Seagreen could provide enough renewable energy to power up to 1 million homes which equates to over 40% of all Scottish households.