From Langley Colts to Wembley, thanks to McDonalds
Lifestyle / Tue 4th Aug 2015 am31 11:28am
HARLOW football team, Langley Colts, were given a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch the 2015 FA Community Shield, sponsored by McDonald’s, on Sunday 2nd August, thanks to a donation of tickets by local franchisee Tony Fagg.
Harlow grassroots team Langley Colts were given the opportunity to attend the hotly anticipated fixture between Premier League winners Chelsea and FA Cup holders Arsenal by local McDonald’s franchisee Tony Fagg who has supported the club for the past eight years as part of the McDonald’s Club Twinning programme.
The McDonald’s Club Twinning programme started in 2008 and has already seen over 1,000 grassroots clubs across the country twinned with McDonald’s restaurants and is one of the many ways in which McDonald’s supports accredited grassroots clubs through their Community Partnership with The FA to help raise the standards of the grassroots game.
Grassroots clubs across the country who are twinned with their local McDonald’s restaurants receive support through the provision of kit and equipment, business advice and assistance with hosting community football events.
Mark Walker, Club Chairman at Langley Colts, said “It was an incredible experience to be able to watch such a fantastic game, especially at the home of English football. The kids enjoyed every minute of it and I am sure they will be talking about today for months to come. Opportunities like this wouldn’t arise without the club’s relationship with McDonald’s and we are extremely grateful for the ongoing support that we receive from Tony Fagg. We look forward to continuing to work with Tony in the future to ensure we continue to offer the best possible football experience for our local community.”
Tony Fagg who is a big supporter of grassroots football in the local area said: “I have supported Langley Colts for a number of years now and this is a nice reward for all of the fantastic work they do for our local community. This was an experience I knew they would all love as passionate football fans and I am glad they all had a brilliant time.”
McDonald’s has been a Community Partner of the Football Association for 13 years. Together McDonald’s and The FA are helping accredited clubs raise the standards at grassroots level through better safety, better advice, better coaching for better coaches, better kit, better support and better recognition for volunteers. For further information on McDonald’s involvement in grassroots football and to find out how your club could benefit visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/betterplay