Through their agreement with the Norway Cup, Youth Football Scotland have been allocated twenty spaces for Scottish teams to participate in the world's biggest youth football festival. Rossvale Reds 2002’s are one of the lucky teams who will travel to Norway to take part, and they have had the added good fortune to acquire sponsorship from SIG Technical Insulation, the largest supplier of insulation and related products in Europe.
The company operates from around seven hundred sites over eleven countries and employs over ten thousand people. YFS spoke to Cathie Mitchell, the regional sales manager at SIG, who explained why the company has offered it's support to the club.
“One of our customers, Select Insulation, approached us and asked that we support this cause,” Mitchell said. “We are honoured to be given the opportunity to support Rossvale on their journey to Norway.”
Rossvale 2002’s currently sit third in the Glasgow District league, and are in two quarter-finals, with one being the regional cup. The sponsorship that SIG are providing is a major factor in the team being able to participate in the tournament, and the company are delighted to support the club. Mitchell said, “In our view, we have a corporate responsibility as well as a self-interest to improve the well-being of individuals and to use our best endeavours to enhance local community life.”
Mitchell explained how the company believes supporting groups in their local community will benefit the firm as much as the groups that they sponsor. “SIG believe a positive approach to our community relations is in the best long term interests of our company and those who work within it. Locally we have been involved in many charitable events over the years, mainly Cash For Kids, and take great enjoyment and pride from being able to help in our community. It has been our pleasure to be involved in this endeavour and follow [Rossvale’s] journey with considerable interest.”
Rossvale Reds 2002’s are sure to have a fantastic time at the world’s largest youth football festival. The Norway Cup will be a fantastic experience for the all the coaches and players involved and all at YFS will be following the club’s journey with as much interest as their generous sponsors at SIG Technical Insulation.