Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors has announced that it will sponsor the Scottish teams in The Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Home Internationals between midnight league sides from Scotland, England and Wales.
The tournament will be played in the shadow of Hampden Park, at the state-of-the-art Toryglen Regional Football Centre on September 5, the first time the event has come to Scotland.
After the tournament all the youngsters have been invited to Hampden for the Scotland Macedonia World Cup qualifier as guest of the Scottish SFA who are organising the Home International tournament for the CRT.
Thompsons Solicitors Partner Bruce Shields said: “We are delighted to be sponsors of the Scottish midnight league teams in the Home Internationals.
“Thompsons has a long and proud tradition as a trade union firm. We have always supported miners, their families and their communities and we continue to act for the NUM.
‘The Coalfields Regeneration Trust deserves every praise for staging this event which really widens the horizons of the young people who take part.
“We wish the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and all the teams taking part in the Home Internationals every success, and particularly the Scottish players who will be sporting our name on their strips.”
Scottish Trustee of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust Trustee Nicky Wilson said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Thompsons as a sponsor of the Home Internationals.
“The mining communities that the Coalfield Regeneration Trust is dedicated to help, hold Thompsons in high esteem, so their support is particularly welcome.
“The Home International matches will showcase the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship of all the midnight leagues we support up and down the country.
“However they will undoubtedly invoke memories of what was once the most important and competitive fixture on the footballing calendar, Scotland’s clash with auld enemy, be it at Hampden or Wembley.
“In last year’s tournament the Scottish midnight league team was undefeated in the round robin matches only to lose to England in the final, so this year they will be looking to reverse that result, especially on home soil.”