Aberdeen FC Community Trust Enters Different Ball Game

21 June 2016

Aberdeen FC Community Trust has joined forces with the North East’s top basketball club in an initiative designed to increase participation levels and develop the game.

Grampian Flyers Basketball Club and the Trust have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding that will seek to develop a mutually beneficial relationship to promote participation of sport, specifically basketball, in the area.

AFCCT Business Development Executive Russell Anderson explains, “We will provide the Flyers with our logo for its use on their kit and assist them with access to potential funding programmes and grants where applicable and also assistance in use of facilities. In return, the Flyers will provide a stronger community presence through multi-sport involvement.”

Chairperson of Grampian Flyers Hayley Jaffrey added, “Many of the most successful and most supported football clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, are partnered with basketball clubs and we are delighted to be in partnership, which will initially be for a year, with the Aberdeen FC Community Trust.”

Grampian Flyers, who have been playing in the national league since 2004, is run by a committee of volunteers, which primarily consists of parents, but is supported by Basketball Grampian and BasketballScotland. The club has consistently grown year-on-year and now has over 200 members.