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Huntly Ethical Trading Initiative donate balls and bag to town's women's football team


By Jonathan Clark

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HUNTLY'S new women's football team were given a boost before their maiden match.

Huntly Ethical Trading Initiative (HETI) handed over two Fairtrade footballs and a football bag to Huntly Women before their debut match with Inverurie Locos Ladies on Sunday, January 15.

Huntly's Fairtrade Town group handing over Fairtrade footballs to the new Women's team... Ellie Turner is left with ball in hand. Picture: Beth Taylor
Huntly's Fairtrade Town group handing over Fairtrade footballs to the new Women's team... Ellie Turner is left with ball in hand. Picture: Beth Taylor

HETI, Huntly's fairtrade town steering group, works with groups and organisations in the town to promote Fairtrade, as well as ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable choices.

Chairwoman Ellie Turner said: “We have a few Fairtrade footballs and when I heard that there was to be a Huntly Women’s football team, we decided to donate a couple to them. It just seemed the right thing to do.”

Huntly were defeated 1-0 by Inverurie Locos on their debut day at Christie Park.

Post-match, Ellie was given the chance to nominate player of the match. She added: “It was such a surprise to be asked to pick player of the match and an absolute honour to award the trophy to Lucy Taylor, who was simply brilliant.

"Well done to everyone, it was a fabulous match."

HETI is a small group, of around nine people, who are dedicated to keeping the town’s Fairtrade Town status.

If you, or your group or business, are interested in joining, then pop along and see Ellie in the Ethical Gift Shop and Refillery.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/huntlyethical.


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