Scotmid kicks in with footie deal

SCOTMID  Co-operative and Fairtrade sports ball co-operative Bala Sport are joining forces to supply footballs to the Homeless World Cup international soccer tournament, which will be held in Glasgow’s George Square in July.

The Homeless World Cup will be played with Fairtrade footballs thanks to Scotmid Co-operative and Bala Sport who have teamed up as official match ball partners to support the unique sporting event that will be held in Glasgow in July this year. For more details see press release or contact James Matheson or Laura McKenzie on 0131 226 2363 or firstname.lastname Pic shows L/R :  Charlene McKellar (Street Soccer),Yvonne Goodfellow (Scotmid membership and community officer) Angus Coull (Joint MD Bala Sports)and Robert Hare (Street Soccer),  Pic Peter Devlin
Charlene McKellar, Street Soccer,Yvonne Goodfellow, Scotmid membership and community officer, Angus Coull, joint MD Bala Sports, and Robert Hare, Street Soccer, launch the Fairtrade football sponsorship.

The partners made the announcement during Fairtrade Fortnight last month and were joined by members of Street Soccer Scotland, who previously played with Scotland’s national Homeless World Cup squad, to mark the deal with a kickabout in the Square.

Malcolm Brown, head of corporate communications at Scotmid said: “Being able to support the event, particularly by providing footballs that are made ethically is great.

“The event will not only benefit the teams from the 51 countries involved but it will provide a strong social and economic benefit to Scotland.”