Borders Railway nets Newtongrange Star FC partnership

The Borders Railway project has this week announced that it is partnering with Newtongrange Star FC for 2013.

The Borders Railway project is committed to keeping communities along the line informed about the progress of the railway, and to emphasise the benefits that it will bring to those who live locally in the area. The partnership will allow the project to raise awareness of the Borders Railway, through pitch side advertising and advertisements in the match day programmes. Network Rail will also use the Newtongrange Star FC clubhouse for community meetings and events.

Borders Railway Banner At Newtongrange Star FC

The partnership will provide Newtongrange Star FC with funds to invest in the development of the club.

Craig Bowman, Communications Manager for the Borders Railway project said:

“The Borders Railway project is delighted to be supporting Newtongrange Star FC this year. One of the key objectives of the partnership is to inform communities throughout Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders about the progress of the project and the benefits it will bring. Supporting clubs such as Newtongrange Star FC demonstrates our commitment to that goal, and we hope to be able to extend support to other local groups along the line in the near future.

“In only a few years, there will be a fast and efficient railway in Newtongrange and we want to encourage supporters of the club to recognise just how much more accessible travel in the local area will be.

“We wish Newtongrange Star FC the best of luck for 2013.”

Stan Adams, President of Newtongrange Star FC, commented:

“Newtongrange Star FC is delighted that Borders Railway has made this investment in the development of the club. The Borders Railway will be a huge boost for Newtongrange and will help to make it easier for clubs in the region to travel further afield for matches. We look forward to working with Network Rail throughout the season and beyond.”