GALA Fairydean Rovers FC Community Trust are delighted to announce that the club’s Para/Disability Squad have secured another year’s support from the team’s main sponsor - Bruce Robertson Training.

Bruce Robertson Training work in partnership with like minded agencies to support the unemployed back into work and specialises in CSCS health and safety courses for the construction industry and have been the squad’s main sponsor since 2019.

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The GFR Para/Disability Squad has provided football training, matches and other social activities for player with disabilities since 2016.

Border Telegraph: Bruce Robertson with Para Squad Captain David SmithBruce Robertson with Para Squad Captain David Smith

The squad, which contains players from across the Borders, train weekly at Netherdale and competes in the SFA organised PAN Disability League.

Chair of the Community Trust and Head Coach of the squad Graeme McIver said: “We are immensely grateful to Bruce Robertson Training for their continued and longstanding support of our Para/Disability football squad.

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“Like all sporting organisations we face a challenge of covering the costs of travel, pitch hire, training kit, match strips and equipment without passing the full burden onto our players.

Border Telegraph: GFR Para Squad member Bryn CrossGFR Para Squad member Bryn Cross

“Bruce’s sponsorship is one of the ways we can continue to provide a fantastic experience at a low cost to the participants.”

“We run the squad as a physical activity session, aimed at reducing social isolation for adults with a learning and physical disabilities.

“Whilst results in the national competitions in which we participate are important for developing squad cohesion, for the Community Trust results on the field are of a secondary importance to the pleasure and enjoyment our squad gets from their regular training sessions and other get togethers.”

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Bruce Robertson said;”Bruce Robertson Training Limited is both pleased and proud to continue supporting the GFR Para/Disability squad. Chair of the Community Trust, Graeme McIver spoke of the friendships and bond between the players through their enjoyment of playing our national sport.

“I wanted to contribute in a positive way to our local community and am more than happy to continue with my financial support.”

“Bruce Robertson Training supports candidates to achieve a mandatory qualification which is recognised by CITB towards the CSCS card Qualification.

“The company run regular courses in the Borders, East Lothian and Edinburgh and also remotely through the Zoom platform. Anyone interested please get in touch through my Social Media pages.”