The New Saints Football Club Community Foundation are delighted to announce news of their first Community club partnership with local town side Oswestry Villa FC.
Craig Edwards was delighted to present Graeme Sutton with tracksuits for their first team squad and waterproof jackets for their reserve team for the forthcoming season. The Community Foundation Officer at The New Saints stated that, ‘As a club we are continually looking to create and sustain partnerships with local football clubs as well as other organisations and we are delighted to have Oswestry Villa FC as a community club partner.’
Sutton, who is the manager of the newly formed Oswestry Villa, expressed his happiness at working closely with The Saints, ‘I would like to thank TNS for their continued support because starting up a new club is not the easiest of things to do. Thanks to the great support of Mike as well as everyone else associated with TNS, we have been able to get the club off the ground and without them it would have been a lot harder. We look forward to building this relationship further and are very proud to be part of the community programme.’
‘As a club, we fully embrace the FAW Community Club model and work closely with a number of local clubs through our Community Foundation work’ said The New Saints Chief Operating Officer Ian Williams.
‘This is the start of a number of Community Club partnerships the club will be looking to establish with local junior and senior clubs over the coming months. We want to provide wider opportunities for clubs and their players and this programme will help with a number of benefits including coach education support, subsidised kit, a matchday ticket buyback scheme, discounts on activities at our facilities at The Venue to name a few.’
‘We have experienced examples of great practice from a number of clubs throughout Europe through the Community Hub Model and we want to create a similar experience for all local clubs in our area’ he concluded.
If any club is interested in becoming a Community Club Partner, please contact our Community Foundation Officer at The New Saints FC Craig Edwards on 01691 684840 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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