Macklin Motors Ford and Mazda Hamilton have reaffirmed their support of a local community boys football team.
The Whistleberry Road car dealerships support will cover the cost of the Mill United 2007s’ kit and will be kept abreast of their on-pitch performance by club secretary Stephen Devanney, who is also a workshop controller at the Ford dealership.
This is the second year that the dealerships have undertaken the support, and are part of Macklin Motors parent Group, Vertu Motors plc’s commitment to supporting local community organisations.
Alexander Sharp, general manager at Macklin Motors Ford Hamilton, said: “When Stephen approached us about supporting the Mill United 2007s, we were only too happy to help.
“For many the love of sport and the pride that comes with representing where they’re from starts at a young age, so to be able to part of instilling that in young people is a fantastic thing.
“The club has a fantastic reputation, not just locally but further afield too. Over the years, many players from Mill United have gone on to play for some of the world’s most famous and successful clubs.”
Stephen Devanney said: “Everyone involved with the team is very grateful to the dealerships for their support. Raising the money to purchase strips can be very difficult, so to secure the support of a sponsor like Macklin Motors is fantastic.”