Many large companies are often found wanting when it comes to local support, with branch and regional managers often hamstrung from head office. Not so with the UK's biggest retailer Tesco.
Scottish side, Musselburgh Windsor Football Club recently received a £400 sponsorship donation from their Tesco stores which helped fund the end-of-season age group presentations.With over 500 players and coaches, the club plays a big part in the local community and provides an excellent sporting environment enabling youngsters to excel.
Musselburgh Windsor FC club vice-president Dougie Hall acknowledged the deal, saying: "We are extremely thankful to Tesco for their support at the end of another successful season for the club. We look forward to working with them again in the future."
It is an example of community led support that is good to see. Many grass roots teams are struggling to survive through lack of funds, and approaching a big comapny is not always the easiest job. Tesco should be applauded.
Windsor will be holding their annual football tournament on Sunday, August 14, at Pinkie Playing Fields in the Honest Toun. This tournament has now been renamed as the Kenny Ritchie Festival of Football in honour of the club's late committee member who died suddenly last year. SFA President Campbell Ogilvie has agreed to attend to award participation medals.