SAM Mouldings (SAM), the UK & Ireland’s leading manufacturer of MDF mouldings based in Antrim, proudly announces its sponsorship of local football team, Newpark Olympic FC. This collaboration signifies SAM’s unwavering dedication to fostering community spirit and supporting grassroots sports initiatives within the area.
The official presentation took place at SAM’s headquarters in Newpark Industrial Estate. Lee Kirkpatrick, the recently appointed manager of Newpark Olympic FC, personally extended his gratitude to SAM’s Managing Directors, Cat McCrea and Paul Lavery. In a touching gesture, the team members carefully selected and framed a football strip in SAM’s signature green hue, symbolising the unity between the local business and the sports community.
Lee Kirkpatrick, Manager of Newpark Olympic FC, conveyed his appreciation, stating, “We are incredibly grateful to SAM for their generous sponsorship and support. Newpark Olympic FC has always been about bringing together the local lads and creating that team spirit and a passion for football and sportsmanship. Having the backing of local companies like SAM means we can continue our journey, taking each match as it comes and enjoying the beautiful game that unites us all.”
Reflecting on the partnership, Cat McCrea, joint Managing Director at SAM, stated, “We are absolutely delighted to extend our support to Newpark Olympic FC. At SAM, we firmly believe in the power of community engagement, and this sponsorship represents our commitment to nurturing local talent and fostering a sense of camaraderie. We are incredibly proud to be a part of the team’s journey.”
Echoing her sentiment, Paul Lavery, joint Managing Director at SAM, remarked, “Supporting initiatives like Newpark Olympic FC is integral to our ethos at SAM. By investing in our local area, we not only promote sporting excellence but also encourage the development of a vibrant and interconnected community. This sponsorship holds a special significance for SAM as two of our own team members, Alan Wilson and Darren Watkins Jr, currently play for Newpark Olympic FC.”
With this sponsorship, SAM reaffirms its dedication to empowering the local community and nurturing a culture of teamwork and support.
Photo: (L-R) Darren Watkins Jr, Paul Lavery, Lee Kirkpatrick, Cat McCrea, Alan Wilson