The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Paul Taylor has commended the volunteers from Sligo Rovers and their neighbours at the Nazareth House for their involvement in the ‘Common Goal’ project.
An initiative supported by SSE Airtricity and the FAI, the aim of the project is for clubs to promote and implement strategies in order to enhance their local environment.
According to Councillor Taylor ‘Common Goal’ is an “excellent community initiative. It is important that local institutions such as Sligo Rovers lead out on these projects, as this serves to promote their many benefits to the wider community”.
The club focused on the ‘community clean’ theme for this month, with club staff, volunteers and members of the underage conducting a litter pick on the grounds of Nazareth House. The club enjoy a strong partnership with our neighbours in Nazareth House and we were delighted to be able to assist them with a litter pick.
Shane Crossan, Marketing Officer, explained the background to the project: “There are a few strands to the scheme, each focused on environmental themes, with our ultimate aim of developing a new sustainability plan for the Club. We look forward to working with Sligo County Council to progress this plan over the coming months”.
Noel Scott, who coordinated Nazareth House involvement in the project, said “The first phase of the series is under the banner ‘Community Cleans’ which was carried out this week by members of Rovers under age teams, and already we can see the positive results of their efforts”.
The next element of the ‘Common Goal’ project will see the club undertaking initiatives in conjunction with water efficiency.
The ‘Common Goal’ committee is made up of Shane Crossan, Noel Scott, Kevin Colreavy, Anthony Quinn and Conor O’ Grady.