Peterhead FC recently launched their 3rd choice kit which sports the logo of the sports mental health charity “Back Onside.”
Back Onside provides support for sportsmen, women as well as ANYONE who may be feeling vulnerable, anxious or struggling with daily life. They provide a wide range of services including a 24/7 crisis support line, professional counselling services, educational courses and support workshops.
Two years ago the Peterhead FC players raised over £10k for Back Onside after the charity gave their support to Blue Toon player Gary Fraser who had found it difficult to come to terms with the transition from full-time to part-time football whilst also having to cope with a long term injury.
The club are therefore delighted to continue their support for the charity and help raise awareness by sporting the Back Onside logo on the 3rd choice kit.
Speaking on behalf of Peterhead FC, Chairman Rodger Morrison said, “Given the support that Back Onside have given some of our players including Gary Fraser, it was a very easy decision to team up with the charity to afford them the front of shirt to display their logo. It is no coincidence that we opted for a yellow kit in order to maximise the potential exposure. However, none of this would have been possible without the generosity of A & M Smith Recycling. Scott and Kerry Smith have been very supportive of the club over the last few seasons and they had no hesitation whatsoever in giving over the front of shirt space in favour of Back Onside. Their sponsorship has ensured that we can run with this kit for the next two seasons and we are extremely grateful for their support.”
The kit has also proven to be really popular with fans and the club have had difficulty in meeting the demand for replica shirts.
Back Onside founder and CEO, Libby McIntosh commented, “Everyone here at Back Onside are extremely grateful to be official partners of Peterhead Football Club and A & M Smith. Peterhead FC are key ambassadors for spreading awareness of mental health throughout the Scottish Football sphere and we hope that many other football clubs will follow their paths in encouraging better wellbeing for players.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone at Peterhead Football Club and especially Scott and Kerry at A & M Smith for their ongoing support for everything that we do here at Back Onside. We simply, wouldn’t be able to do what we do without organisations like theirs.”
Scott Smith, Managing Director of A & M Smith also commented, “We are very proud to continue our sponsorship with Peterhead FC and to extend our shirt sponsorship for a further two seasons. We are especially pleased to lend our support in helping promote Back Onside, a very worthwhile charity which provides an invaluable service to sportsmen and women alike throughout Scotland.”
For more information about Back Onside’s services, please visit www.backonside.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org