Commenting on the donation, Auchnagatt Barons AFC manager and Maintenance Engineer at Hydro Group Mike Sim said: “We’re delighted with this gesture from Hydro Group, without it the club was in threat of folding, however with this support, myself and joint manager Stuart Brown have managed to turn the club’s fortune around and continue its success. Auchnagatt Barons AFC is a Scottish amateur football team based in Buchan, Aberdeenshire. Currently playing in the Aberdeenshire Amateur Football Associations (AAFA) 3rd Division, the club was founded in 1980, and previous to Mr Brown and Mr Sim taking over had been run by the same manager for 35 years. We are currently sitting at the top of our division and are beating teams from higher leagues in cup competitions such as the Edmond Trophy and other Inter-Divisional cups. The new tracksuits will instil the team with a sense of pride, driving them to end the season at the top of our league” concluded Mr Sim.
Hydro Group’s relationship with the club stems from within the company, with four Hydro Group employees being heavily involved with the team.
Irene Buxton, HR director at Hydro Group said: “Our involvement with the club has positively bolstered both the Auchnagatt Barons team and Hydro Group. While taking the sport seriously, match days and training has allowed for colleagues from different departments to socialise with each other outside of the workplace.
“We’re delighted to continue our support for the whole Auchnagatt Barons team and we wish them the best for the next season. Hydro Group will be supporting them all the way.”