DIRECT DEAL OF THE DECADE

THORN ATHLETIC have agreed the biggest sponsorship deal in their history after Direct Engineering extended their long-standing backing of the club’s adult team.

 

The financial windfall – the equivalent of five years’ worth of support – will play a significant part in helping the team bounce back from more than a year of inactivity and boost their development plans for the future.

 

With in-person fundraising pretty much outlawed due to Covid, the support of one of the west of Scotland’s largest engineering firms, who have premises in both Linwood and Paisley, is a real coup for the Johnstone side.

 

Direct Engineering service many blue-chip companies across the United Kingdom, particularly in the food and drink sector, and they have provided continual support to Thorn for more than a decade.

 

Team boss Johnny McEwan and Direct Engineering managing director Dom McGee announce the deal

 

 

The firm’s logo will be on the club’s Nike tracksuits and rainjackets for the team’s forthcoming season in the Caledonian Premier League.

 

Direct Engineering managing director Dominic McGee said: “We are delighted to extend our support for Thorn Athletic as they enter a crucial period in their development.

 

 

“We know it’s been a difficult year for grassroots organisations given the barriers they have had with raising funds in the traditional manner.

 

“We have built up a longstanding relationship with the Thorn and we are delighted to be able to reinvest in a growing community project.

 

 

“Their community work continues to evolve and we have no doubt they’ll go from strength to strength.”

 

A spokesperson for Thorn Athletic said: “We were blown away by this contribution. Direct Engineering have been committed to supporting us for many years and in many ways – but this investment took it to a new level.

 

“We will proudly display their name wherever we go and hopefully represent them well.”

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