Hydro Group support local football team – by providing manager (and maintenance engineer) Mike Sim ‘on loan’

Some of the Hydro Group team players with manager and maintenance engineer   Mike Sim (centre) flanked by Jack Sim and Callum Robertson
Some of the Hydro Group team players with football manager and maintenance engineer Mike Sim (centre) flanked by Jack Sim and Callum Robertson

Aberdeenshire-based subsea cable and connector Hydro Group is contributing to its local football club Auchnagatt Barons – helping boost the club’s season success.

The company has provided £800 towards much needed equipment and kit, supplying 30 signed players with tracksuits for match days and training.

Hydro Group’s relationship with the club stems from within the company, with four Hydro Group employees being heavily involved with the team.

Auchnagatt Barons AFC manager Mike Sim – who is also a maintenance engineer at Hydro Group – said: “We’re delighted with this gesture from Hydro Group, without it the club was in threat of folding, however with this support, myself and joint manager Stuart Brown have managed to turn the clubs fortune around and continue its success.”

Auchnagatt Barons AFC is a Scottish amateur football team based in Buchan, Aberdeenshire. Currently playing in the Aberdeenshire Amateur Football Associations (AAFA) 3rd Division, the club was founded in 1980. Prior to  Brown and Sim taking over, it had been run by the same manager for 35 years.

Sim added: “We are currently sitting at the top of our division and are beating teams from higher leagues in cup competitions such as the Edmond Trophy and other Inter-Divisional cups. The new tracksuits will instil the team with a sense of pride and hopefully spur the on to end the season at the top of our league”.

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