GPH Builders Merchants
29 August 2016
Builders merchants supports football team
A Stonehaven builders merchants has supported a local children’s football team by sponsoring their strip.
GPH Builders Merchants, which has branches in Inverurie, Westhill and Stonehaven, came to the rescue of Dyce Football Club, after the previous sponsor was no longer able to support the club due to the downturn in the oil and gas industry.
The football team’s under 14s/2003s side, which won three trophies in the 2015/16 season, the Colony Park Cup, The Batts Cables Trophy and the Aberdeen District Juvenile Football Association League A, competes at the highest level in youth football and therefore incur substantial costs in terms of equipment and kit. The 17-strong squad, made up of local Dyce boys and youngsters travelling from as far afield as Stonehaven and Westhill, had a very successful season, being unbeaten in the league.
GPH director Kenny Findlay has an association with the club having trained at the same ground in Dyce Amateurs in the 1980s, and the company also sponsors the Inverurie Locos, which plays in the Highland League.
Dyce Boys Club, which is run by volunteers, was founded on 1st August 1980, and the club has gone from strength to strength over the last 36 years.
Volunteer and father to one of the players, Ashley Singer, said the sponsorship from GPH is vital to the success of the club. “When the previous sponsor was unable to continue, I contacted GPH to ask for support. I am a regular customer of the builders merchants and was aware of their commitment to supporting community organisations.
“Kit sponsorship is important as it gives the boys a sense of pride and encourages them to try their best to continue to achieve fantastic results. The cost of football strips, equipment and transport can add up, so we welcome all the support we can get. The boys are delighted with the new all-black strip which they are wearing with pride at their away games this season.”
Kenny Findlay, director of GPH, said: “GPH is delighted to support Dyce Boys Football Club. I have always followed the club since my own amateur playing days and it’s great to see youngsters working hard to achieve sporting success. The boys look fantastic in their new kit and we are looking forward to seeing another successful season”
(Back row l-r)
Jack McCormick, Ethan Walker, Kacper Lewecki, Reece Singer, Rhys Clark, Harry Cowie, Reis Webster, Lee Taggart, Matteo Carlier, Kenny Findlay – GPH
Front row L-r)
Robbie Urquhart, Fraser Allan, Dylan Cumming, Josh Byres, Coby Stewart, Kyle Murphy, Eli Whitehall.
Missing from the picture is Jay Stockton.