A north-east football club is hoping to hit the back of the net in the Press and Journal’s latest minibus competition.
Sponsored by Nexen, this year’s contest gives groups across the north and north-east the chance to take the 17-seater bus home by collecting tokens featured in the P&J.
Among those vying for the opportunity to win some new wheels is Peterhead Boys Club.
The organisation currently boasts more than 250 youngsters, aged between five and 17-years-old, from the town and surrounding area.
However, the club is a member of the Aberdeen and District Football Association, meaning the majority of its games are played in the city.
John McLean, vice chairman, said that this presents financial and time pressures for parents and coaches who have to make the near 70-mile round trip independently.
He added: “As you can imagine, the financial benefit and difference in flexibility our own mini bus would bring the club would be phenomenal.
“As well as relieving the strain on parents and coaches, it would also open new avenues for some of the kids out there whose parents don’t drive, allowing us to provide more opportunities to more kids.
“As well as the younger players, the older ones would benefit immensely, because once kids start hitting the ages of 16 and 17, the support from the parents tends to taper off and we can struggle to field teams due to transport issues.
“And I know from my experience of playing and managing Junior Football that there is nothing better for team spirit than arriving for a game by bus as a unit having shared the craic and the banter.”
Tokens will be printed in the paper until August 27.
For more information visit www.pressandjournal.co.uk/minibus