Alba sponsor Youth leagues for the new season
The Aberdeen and District Juvenile FA have a new sponsor for the 2022-23 season.
Alba Gaskets will sponsor all 14 divisions in the competitive leagues from U13 to U18 level.
ADJFA president Graham Mutch is delighted a local company has recognised the work carried out by the ADJFA in providing football for more than 6,000 youngsters each weekend.
He said: “The timing of the sponsorship could not have come at a better time with the end of the pandemic.
“In the previous two seasons the association charged no fees in season 2019-20 and only charged 50% fees last season, so our reserves were dwindling.
“Securing this sponsorship deal will ensure that youth football continues to thrive in the north-east of Scotland.”
Alba Gaskets’ managing director Gavin Sim, who coaches Aboyne FC’s under-16 team said: “Alba is proud of our local north-east roots and we are delighted to be sponsoring the ADJFA leagues.
“You cannot underestimate the importance of youth football in the city and shire and the positive impact it has on so many people.”
The sponsorship will also include a new Alba Gaskets Team of the Month award which will not just focus on performance on the field of play but will also recognise the work carried out by youth teams in supporting community initiatives such as food banks or raising funds for charities.