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Waterford FC in the Community and Suir Engineering are delighted to announce their
new partnership with the launch of ‘The Community Boot Room’. This joint venture aims
to help remove some barriers to participation in sport for young and old.

Waterford FC in the Community are very aware through the work they do that there are
times, for various reasons, that families may not be able to purchase a new pair of
boots. There are times when boots that are too small, too big, or damaged need to be

As boots can be one of the more expensive items for sport, we have launched this
to try and assist families when they need it. It will be based permanently in the RSC, our
home ground. One thing we do ask is any donations are clean, and of good quality.

An important factor for both Suir Engineering & Waterford FC was to have the Boot
Room as a community initiative, rather than just an internal one where you had to be a
member of WFC or one of our supporter groups. This is to provide boots to people who
need them no matter what sport they play.

The next step is to build a selection of boots and we are open to donations of new or
used boots from individuals, sports clubs, schools, or businesses. We have already
started collections with various groups.

If anyone requires any further information about the Community Boot Room, or would like to donate or organize a collection they can contact Colin Power @ You can also drop off boots into our Club Shop, where we will gratefully accept boots – both new and used.

Speaking on the launch of the Boot Room, Waterford FC Head of Community Colin
Power spoke about how important the Boot Room is to have:

“This is a very significant partnership with Waterford FC in the Community & Suir
Engineering to launch The Community Boot Room. It’s a massive vote of confidence for
what Waterford FC are trying to achieve in the community having a large long established company like Suir Engineering supporting us in this initiative.

I would like to thank Paddy Byrne and all at Suir Engineering for their help and
cooperation over the last few months. Although this is not a new concept, I think the fact
that we are making it available to all families that need it, no matter what sport they play
means it is a genuine Community initiative.”

John Kelly (CEO of Suir Engineering) was delighted to partner with Waterford FC in
the Community with The Boot Room, commenting:

“At Suir Engineering, we firmly believe that sports participation should be accessible to
all, transcending any barriers. The Community Boot Room initiative, in partnership with
Waterford FC in the Community, aligns with our commitment to physical and mental
well-being. This initiative not only empowers individuals but also strengthens the fabric
of our community, promoting a sense of unity.

By ensuring that boots reach those in need, regardless of their chosen sport or
affiliation, collectively, we drive positive change.”