A KILWINNING Sports Club (KSC) initiative has received a major boost thanks to one of Scotland's biggest football clubs.

The club runs a popular football boot/kit exchange from their base on Pennyburn Road.

This allows those who have football kit which they have outgrown or no longer use - but it is still usable itself - to donate the items to the club.

They are then placed in the exchange for others to collect for free (though those picking up items may leave a small donation) to ensure the items do not go to waste and locals have a chance to pick up useful gear without the big price tag.

And only a few days ago, those at the Sports Club thanked one of the nation's biggest football clubs for supporting the iniative.

They say Glasgow Rangers FC made a "very generous donation of football boots" to the exchange.

A KSC spokesperson said: "Thanks to Glasgow Rangers FC for their very generous donation of football boots for our kit exchange.

"(A) Reminder to all our teams, if any young (or old) players have boots they no longer use or are too small, bring them down to the exchange and someone will make use of them."

KSC did not disclose exactly who from the Glasgow giants donated the boots, but who knows, perhaps amongst the selection are the boots Ryan Jack scored the Scottish Cup winning goal in, or that John Lundstram wore when he sent Rangers to Seville.

For more information about the boot/kit exchange, ask behind the reception at Kilwinning Sports Club.