Priory Colts Football Club is a contemporary NEW local football club, which started up in Blantyre earlier in 2017. As you can see they have strips, but no sponsor!
Blantyre Project and Blantyre Telegraph are fundraising through all of October 2017 to provide a donation to the club, to assist with promotional material including money for further strips and equipment. Blantyre Project is making a three figure donation from this month’s Book sales towards this cause and Blantyre Telegraph has already pledged further money to top up the overall donation. However, it’s still short of the target.
A fundraising page has been set up for anybody to help out. It’s hoped to raise a further £200 from kind donations from Blantyre businesses and individuals throughout September and October so that the boys can get names for their strips, including promotional flyers and equipment. The official sponsor on shirts will be “Blantyre Project”, as “Blantyre Telegraph” already sponsors another local team.
So, your help is needed! Please DONATE anything you can, from as little as a £1. It can be anonymous if you wish. Your money will go a long way and will be spent entirely by the club. Fundraising ends on Friday 27th October 2017, the club receiving their donation 2 weeks later. It’s especially hoped that residents in Coatshill and Priory Bridge will rally to support a youth team in their area.
Donations can be made here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/priorycolts or clicking the donate button at the top of Blantyre Telegraph’s Facebook page at any time.
More about the Club
The football club started by giving the boys in the local community something to do and to keep them ‘off the streets’. They coach players at a young age and are hoping to have a successful time running the club. They’re also in discussions with Blantyre Soccer Academy who are in a strong position to take the club forward.
The club is run by co-founders Callum Coghill, Dylan Orr, Kyle McKirdy and Shay Cunning.
Calum told us, “It started with very few boys but with the equipment and time put into the venture, they grew quickly into a great community club to pass time for the boys. We hope to register the team and give an extra club to the Blantyre area and grow as much as they can to develop players at any level.”