Fort Wil­liam FC get new spon­sor­ship

The Oban Times - - Sport -

LIB­ERTY Bri­tish Alu­minium, part of the GFG Al­liance, new own­ers of the Lochaber Smelter, has made a fur­ther in­vest­ment in the Lochaber com­mu­nity with spon­sor­ship of Fort Wil­liam Foot­ball Club.

Lib­erty will be the main spon­sor of Fort Wil­liam Foot­ball Club (FWFC) for the up­com­ing 2017/18 sea­son in the Scot­tish High­land Foot­ball League with in­vest­ment of a sig­nif­i­cant four-fig­ure sum in the club.

This will see the com­pany’s name em­bla­zoned on the main match- day strip.

Brian King, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Lochaber op­er­a­tions for Lib­erty and its sis­ter GFG Al­liance com­pany, SIMEC, said: ‘As a long-stand­ing and grow­ing em­ployer in this area we are ea­ger to be an in­te­gral part of the com­mu­nity as well as the lo­cal econ­omy.

‘ We are pleased to be able to sup­port the only team in the Scot­tish High­land Foot­ball League based in the West High­lands and Is­lands. It is im­por­tant for the fu­ture of foot­ball in the area that the se­nior team pro­vides a fo­cus to which the youth de­vel­op­ment play­ers can as­pire.’

FWFC play at Clag­gan Park which ad­joins land owned by Lib­erty Bri­tish Alu­minium and which was for­merly the sports ground for em­ploy­ees of the smelter.

The spon­sor­ship news comes fol­low­ing the re­cent an­nounce­ment of a new lo­cally-based FWFC man­age­ment team lead by Paul Maclen­nan.

Ste­wart Ma­clean, di­rec­tor of FWFC, said: ‘We are ob­vi­ously de­lighted that Lib­erty has agreed to spon­sor the club and join more than 40 lo­cal busi­nesses which sup­port us.

‘Meet­ing the costs of op­er­at­ing the club presents us with a sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenge ev­ery year, par­tic­u­larly due to travel costs.’

Photo: Iain Fer­gu­son, The Write Im­age

Brian King and Rosie Flan­ni­gan of Lib­erty Bri­tish Alu­minium pre­sented a new strip to team cap­tain Iain Foggo.

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