Young’s Pinneys, part of Young’s Seafood Limited, are delighted to announce that they will be supporting this weekend’s Finding Your Feet Amputee Football Cup at Galabank Stadium in Annan with a golden boot trophy and food for the day.
The tournament has been organised, in part, by Brian Murray, a Young’s Seafood Employee and Finding Your Feet Ambassador. It will take place on Saturday 30th July with teams from across the UK including Everton Amputees FC, Manchester City Amputees FC and Scotland’s only amputee football team, Partick Thistle Amputees, for the first cup of its kind north of the Border.
Young’s Seafood will be supplying a delicious King Prawn Curry & Seafood Casserole with Baby Potatoes for over 100 hungry footballers and backroom staff, and a trophy for the tournament’s top goal scorer.
Tam Muldoon, Managing Director at Young’s Pinneys commented: “I’m incredibly proud that Young’s Seafood Limited will be supporting the Finding Your Feet football tournament in Annan.
“Our mission is to inspire people to love fish now and for generations to come and we’re pleased we’re able to support this healthy initiative in the community by donating these food for the event. Doing the right thing by our people, partners and the planet is important to us and we’re delighted to be supporting this.”
Finding Your Feet offer practical, emotional and financial support to individuals and families of those affected by limb loss and loss of limb function, are holding the tournament at Annan with 40 teams from across the UK on the 30th July.
The Glasgow-based charity, set up two years ago by quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton, held their first football training session at Partick Thistle’s Firhill complex at the beginning of this year.
Brian Murray, Factory Accountant at Young’s Pinneys and Finding Your Feet Ambassador, commented:
“I’m delighted that this weekend Scotland will finally be hosting its first ever amputee football tournament. We’ll be welcoming some of Britain’s biggest amputee teams and none of it would be possible without Finding Your Feet, and the help of local sponsors like Young’s Seafood and Annan Athletic Football Club.
“On a personal level I’m disappointed not to be playing due to a recent injury, but I’ll be managing Patrick Thistle from the sidelines, so I’m still looking to finish the tournament with a trophy.”
Brian lost his leg at just 10 years old. He recently took up football again but until Finding Your Feet stepped in, was forced to travel 150 miles to Merseyside from his home in Eastriggs to train with Everton Amputees FC. Brian now captains Patrick Thistle Amputees and Finding Your Feet recently put him through his SFA Disability Coaching Training Course. Due to a recent injury to his collarbone he will be putting those qualifications to the test from the sidelines as he manages the club this weekend.
As Brian’s home club, it was only fitting that the first cross border tournament be held at Annan Athletic.
Anyone interested in playing amputee football is being encouraged to attend the tournament at Annan on 30 July and is invited to attend the fortnightly training sessions at Firhill in Glasgow.