Subsea and marine recruitment specialist ETPM has pitched in to support the development of youth and women’s football in North-east Scotland after signing sponsorship agreements with Aberdeen Football Club’s to sponsor two Aberdeen Women’s FC players along with Mintlaw Boy’s 2011 Club.
The company will support the training and development of women’s squad players Lauren Gordon and Brodie Greenwood for the next year.
“Lauren has experience of working in recruitment, so has an understanding of the sector we work in so we thought it was a good match to support someone who knows our business and the challenges we face today,” says Jay Smith, Recruitment Manager at ETPM. “We are also supporting Brodie, a pupil at Hazlehead Academy, as she is a young local girl who is tipped to have a bright future in the game.”
“As a company we want to demonstrate our support for the development of women’s football in the North-east and across the rest of Scotland. It is fantastic to see the profile of women’s football really taking off not just here, but right across the country thanks to the dedication, enthusiasm and hard work of the players and their supporters,” Smith continues.
Smith adds, “We work in a very male-dominated industry, but ETPM has a very female orientated office, so supporting the AFC women’s squad is in keeping with our company culture and ethos. At the same time, we have also signed up as strip sponsor for Mintlaw’s Boys 2011 team as a way of encouraging and supporting the ongoing development of grass roots football in the region.”
Football sponsorship marks a change of sporting direction for ETPM which has a long tradition of sponsorship and fundraising for rugby charities and community groups.
Every year it raises thousands of pounds through its annual Six Nations Rugby Tournament Super Saturday Sweepstake event and in the 6 years since launching the fundraiser, it has raised more than GBP 10,000 for good causes.
“While we’re very pleased to support the development of football, we’re definitely not side-lining rugby and we’re looking forward to launching our seventh annual sweepstake in 2023,” says Smith.