Our 2005’s at cutting edge

JOHNSTONE’S Aurora Hair & Beauty have helped to light up the season for Thorn Athletic’s 2005 age group.

Hairdresser Elizabeth Muir and beautician Charlene Campbell – owners of the salon at 39 High Street in the town – realised that it’s not always sunshine in the west of Scotland.

So the businesswomen kindly stepped in to sponsor 20 new top of the range Nike rainjackets for the Paisley, Johnstone and District Youth Football League side.

The aurora is normally associated with famous displays of lights in the earth’s sky but in this case it covers all aspects of hairdressing including hair extensions and Brazilian blow drys not forgetting beauty treatments including nails, waxing, tan and make-up.

And team spokesperson Iain McLure said: “We are grateful to Aurora Hair & Beauty for their fantastic support this season. It’s great to have one of the town’s top businesses on board.

“The team are absolutely loving the new jackets and they appreciate the support of Elizabeth and Charlene who have proved their business is at the heart of the community.”

Both Elizabeth and Charlene have children playing at various Thorn Athletic age groups and are acutely aware of how challenging it can be to keep the teams running successfully.

Elizabeth said: “It’s great for our business to work in partnership with a local club, especially one that we both know very well. We were delighted to help and do something to make a positive impact.”

Charlene added: “Fundraising can be very difficult these days as there are so many pressures on people so it’s fantastic to see the boys all looking smart with their new jackets and hopefully they will inspire them to some good performances.”

Aurora Hair & Beauty, 39 High Street, Johnstone. For appointments: 01505 323200


Rhythm of the Nike

Thorn Athletic are delighted to announce their latest club-wide initiative after linking up with leading sportswear company PSL Teamsports and global brand Nike.
The club have taken the decision to go for the ‘One Club – One Kit’ approach following some rapid growth within all areas in the past five years.
For several years the various youth and adult teams have used a multitude of suppliers and had kits of various colours. And while this has not been a major issue, the consensus between club officials is that it’s time to begin the move towards uniformity.
As part of the engagement with supplier PSL, there will also be a club shop where garments can be purchased using an online ordering system. It is hoped this will help streamline the process.
The club considered the positives and negatives of a couple of teamwear brands before deciding that Nike would offer the best compatibility for the club going forward.
Connar McGregor with the new adult home kit
It is hoped that with everyone wearing the same colour strips and training kit that Thorn Athletic will develop a better identity within the community.
Dozens of children and adults are already proudly wearing the Thorn crest – in the future it will be opposite the most iconic symbol in world sport – the Nike swoosh!
Club secretary Mark McGee said: “The most important thing at any club is what’s inside the jersey – not what’s on it.
“But for a club increasing in size then we felt it’s time to try and get some standardisation in terms of what the teams are wearing.
“While we will not be forcing people what to wear, it would be fantastic if we could achieve a situation where everyone is recognisable no matter where or who they are playing at football.
“We come across many teams who are instantly recognisable from afar when you see their colours. One day we hope to be the same.”
Ross Horne with the new away kit