THE Scone Mustangs Football Club is thriving in 2017, mainly thanks to some generous backing from within the community.
And, to show its appreciation, the organisation will host its Sponsors Day at the Bill Rose Sporting Complex on Saturday, June 24.
“We’d like to express our gratitude for what they do,” president Adam Whitley said.
“From Airspeed Aviation to TransCare, the Scone RSL Club to another supporter, CS Physio.
“Their kindness has allowed us to buy new gear for all the kids.
“Sponsorship is extremely important for a sporting club.
“We’ve adopted a different model in 2017 – we’ve named the fields and trophies after the sponsors this season, and placed their logos on our shirts, too.
“Without these guys, the fees would be astronomical.
“At the moment, we have 250 players in the club, so we’re really grateful.”
Whitley also praised the efforts of town soccer coordinator Heidi Rumsby.
“She does a great job,” he admitted.
“However, I’m sure she’d welcome more assistance.”
The Mustangs will be keen to impress their benefactors on the paddock as well, with games starting from 10am.
After the 12 years-plus local fixture, the club’s under-13 E grade side faces Maitland, followed by the under-16 B grade clash with Belmont.
Scone’s all-age line-up will then tackle Swansea.
“It’ll be a great day for anyone who loves their soccer,” Whitley said.
“I’m positive the players would like the support, too.”
Following the on-field action, the attention will turn to the Mustangs’ Trivia Night at the Sporties Club from 6pm.
“We’ve got radio presenter Stephen Cenatiempo on board to emcee the function,” Whitley said.
“Not only are we raising money for the club, we’re trying to make the sport more social in town – and lifting the profile of the Mustangs.”
Sponsors Day draw – June 24 (from 10am):
12 years-plus: Local
Under-13 (E grade): Scone v Maitland
Under-16 (B grade): Scone v Belmost
All-age: Scone v Swansea