Mossend firmly on the ball with equality effort

Mossend FC celebrate strip sponsorship deal with the Well Foundation
Mossend FC celebrate strip sponsorship deal with the Well Foundation

Mossend FC is continuing its campaign for equality in football with a special event at the Sir Matt Busby Complex in Bellshill this month.

On Wednesdays, October 15 and 22, over 60 youngsters will take part in Mossend FC’s Mini Champions League tournament.

Players will include children from two Mossend FC age groups - 2003s and 2007s - and youngsters of the same age from the Lanarkshire Mosque combined to make up the teams.

The project continues the partnership between Mossend FC and the Lanarkshire Mosque to allow all children from the area to train and play football irrespective of background and religion.

The event is also being held as part of umbrella organisation Fare Network’s Football People Weeks and builds on Mossend’s previous involvement with Show Racism the Red Card.

Club development secretary Russell Sanderson said: “Mossend FC are proud and excited by the prospect of working with Fare now and in the future, there will be people and kids like us taking part in nearly 400 events for the action weeks in over 60 countries that Fare are supporting. This is massive and we at Mossend FC want to be part of that.

“Mossend FC firmly stand against all forms of discrimination and inequality. “

Tesco Bellshill have given a support pledge and Morrison Bellshill have donated water and will give fruit to the youngsters on both nights.

The club has also secured a sponsorship deal with the Well Foundation charity which aims to raise money build wells and bring clean water to stricken parts of the world

Russell added: “This is a huge breakthrough for the club and has only happened due to the community work we do with the Well Foundation and the kids from the Lanarkshire Mosque.

“The Well Foundation have never sponsored anything like a football club before and this reflects well on Mossend FC.”