FACILITIES at a youth football club in Chirk have had a boost thanks to donations from local wood panel manufacturer Kronospan.

Mark Evans, chairman of Chirk Youth Football Club, contacted Kronospan asking for help to purchase a new building on the grounds of Chirk AAA on Holyhead Road.

He said he was "eternally grateful" for the company's support.

He said: “We are eternally grateful to Kronospan because without their help we really would not have been able to buy such a modern and much needed welfare unit for the children of Chirk. The old unit was in very poor shape and we have now completely replaced it.

“Although it has taken quite a long time to get it all sorted due to Covid-19, we are now up and running and ready for the new season.”

Chris Emery, Kronospan director, said: “We are delighted to support the Chirk Youth Football Club. The children have had a really hard time in the last couple of years and so we hope they can enjoy their new space.”

Chirk Football Club is made up of 180 local children and young adults. The players meet up throughout basis to train and play other local teams.

Like many aspects of daily life, their practice and games were halted by the Covid-19 pandemic. With restrictions now easing and training resumed, their new facilities are more welcome than ever.