Local cricket club cash in on casino sponsorship
PUBLISHED: 15:20 08 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:20 08 May 2013
Cricket club secure sponsorship deal with casino
Tawheed Cricket Club will be heading into the new season on a high after landing a new sponsorship deal with the Sportsman Casino Community Fund.
Formerly known as the Caledonian Conquerors and playing in the Victoria Park Community Cricket League, Tawheed’s new sponsorship deal will pay for brand new kits and training, membership and playing fees for the coming season.
Player-manager Sajid Rehman said: “We are very excited and grateful to have received funding from The Sportsman Casino Community Fund. This is a fantastic initiative which will really allow our team to focus on our performance on the field and engage with the community to encourage them to take up cricket.”
“Our players are mainly based in the east London area and sponsorship like this enables the club to provide subsidised facilities for members who would not normally be able to afford to take part.”
The new deal certainly seems to have fired the team up as they went out in their first game of the season with a 57 run victory over Victoria Lounge.
The community fund is aimed at promoting sport and community spirit and spokesperson for the casino Neil Howells said: “We are thrilled to support the Tawheed Cricket Team for their 2013 season and look forward to seeing how the team performs in the league this year.
“We hope the Sportsman Casino Community Fund will allow them to concentrate on playing cricket and enjoying the season.”
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