Gleniffer Thistle Scores Sponsorship From FG Burnett
FG Burnett, the Scottish commercial property consultancy, today announces its official sponsorship of Gleniffer Thistle 2009 boys.
The football team, which comprises of 28 boys and is coached by a team of seven volunteers, meets twice a week at the Abbotsinch playing fields. The funds provided by FG Burnett are vital to the team, assisting in the purchase of much needed training equipment and clothing, including full winter training gear which will allow the boys to train consistently throughout the colder months.
Gleniffer Thistle’s 2009 Head Coach, Mark McCall, said: “Fundraising is essential for the success of any kid’s football club. We need to undertake a number of fundraising events to ensure that our boys have the necessary training equipment such as balls, practice goals, training ladders and cones. We also require sufficient funds to secure practice and tournament venues and additional money is required through the winter where the boys need suitable training clothing such as hats, training strips and waterproof clothing.
“The money we raise has to go a long way so FG Burnett’s gesture was very gratefully received as it has allowed us to kit the entire squad out with fantastic new strips in Gleniffer Thistle’s traditional tangerine and black with FG Burnett’s logo on the front as a thank you for their donation.”
Ross Sinclair, director at FG Burnett in Glasgow, comments: “Gleniffer Thistle has a rich history, having been founded originally back in 1972 with just one age group. Since then the team has significantly expanded to include 15 age groups ranging from boys under 5s, all the way up to under 19s. There is also a recently formed girls section which now has under 9s, 11s, 13s and 15s.
“It is fantastic to see youngsters learn new skills, keep fit and enjoy themselves thanks to the dedication of its coaching team – who regularly give up their evenings and weekends to teach the boys. In order to give them every chance for progression, they require additional funding from businesses such as FG Burnett.
“We are delighted to be a part of this and we think the boys look absolutely terrific in their new strips. We would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the very best as they hone their skills over the season.”
Gleniffer Thistle 2009 boys play each Sunday morning at the Johnstone Sports Hub on Beith Road. For further information on Gleniffer Thistle visit www.glenifferthistle.co.uk