YOUNG hockey players will soon be hitting the back of the net, thanks to a generous donation.

Money given to Dunbar Hockey Club by the town’s community council and Community Windpower, which manages the Aikengall II Community Windfarm, will buy new goals for their home at Hallhill Sports Centre. The £3,125 donation also helps complete the improvement programme of the sports centre’s three hockey pitches.

Fifty-two youngsters are members of the club; one of them, Yvie Gregory, admitted she was looking forward to getting back on the pitch after lockdown.

She said: “I have missed my hockey and I am so looking forward to getting back so that I and my friends can enjoy the new goals at Hallhill.”

The grant was the first handed out by the community council, which administers the funds on behalf of Community Windpower.

Thousands of pounds will be available each year, with large and small grants available to local groups.

Alasdair Swan, treasurer of the community council, said: “Dunbar is so lucky to have so many of our galas and events supported by Community Windpower money, and this fund also provides finance to so many of Dunbar’s valued voluntary groups.”