The Guernsey Disability Football Club (GDFC) has a new team playing kit and travelling kit thanks to sponsorship from Fusion Nightclub and Luna Bar.
The team applied for funding for the new kit as part of Fusion nightclub’s search for a charity partner and owner Adam Burroughs sponsored the full cost of the team’s playing kit and travelling kit.
“Football is such a great team sport and here at Fusion Nightclub and Luna Bar we’re all big football fans so I’m really pleased to sponsor the new kit for the GDFC,” said Mr Burroughs.
“It’s great that Fusion could sponsor the playing kit and Luna the travelling kit, as the team travel to play other big name teams around the UK regularly it’s important that they feel confident before the game and when heading on the pitch.
“Fusion Nightclub and Luna Bar are proud to support the club and we wish them all the best in their upcoming matches.”
Disability football has been taught in the island for over 15 years and in 2008 the team became affiliated with the GFA and the GDFC was created.
The GFA affiliation allows the GDFC to compete and travel as a FA club and compete with other FA clubs and enter FA tournaments for disabled footballers. GDFC has played against the likes of Everton, Arsenal and Southampton.
The club trains once a week at the old St Sampson’s School (now College of FE) on Mondays from 6 – 7:30pm. The club are always looking for news players from age 12.
Head coach Marc Le Page said: “ “We’ve wanted to get a kit to use when we compete as the GDFC team for a while and when we told Fusion what we needed, and how a new kit would benefit the team, they offered their support.
“The new kit seems to have brought a new lease of life and pride out in our athletes.
“Our A team won their competition in Jersey with our B team finishing second. The Northern Ireland trip saw a role reversal with our B team winning their competition and our A team finishing second. Since having our new kit the teams have won a total of thirteen games, drawn five and lost only twice scoring 48 goals in the process.
“As a team we would like to thank the Fusion Nightclub and Luna Bar staff and Adam for their generosity and we look forward to the on-going charity partnership,” he said.
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