Swimming: Firm builds more support for Midlothian club

Club captains Beth McFarlane and Iain Doyle with Craig Cox, right, Operations Manager for Arthur McKay Building Support Services
Club captains Beth McFarlane and Iain Doyle with Craig Cox, right, Operations Manager for Arthur McKay Building Support Services

Loanhead-based building support services company, Arthur Mackay, is being hailed a local hero after announcing it is extending its sponsorship links with Midlothian Swimming Club.

The local sports club is a growing competitive team that provides youngsters with the opportunity to take part in a healthy sport and to reach their full swimming potential. The company has supported the club on an ad hoc basis over the past few years, but has formalised it’s links with the club to become our primary sponsor.

As a mark of appreciation the two club captains Beth McFarlane and Iain Doyle presented Craig Cox, operations manager for the firm with a small token of the club’s appreciation.

Mr Cox said: “Arthur McKay are proud to continue their support of young athletes from the local community. We wish Midlothian Swimming Club all the success.”

Arthur Mackay has given the club additional financial backing so that the team has branded kit to wear when travelling to international training camps and competitions throughout the 2015/2016 season. They will also be sponsors of one of the age group trophies for the annual club championships. The trophy will be presented at the annual presentation dance, which will be held in February.

Denise Golder, club president expressed the thoughts of everyone at the club , she said: “ We are very thankful for the support and commitment of Arthur Mackay. It is appreciated by everyone involved with the club and it’s even better knowing a local company are willing to help us out financially.

“As a club, we nurture talent and know all about teamwork, and commitment which are all goals matched by our sponsor. We are glad Arthur Mackay are investing in the future talent of our youngsters, who are part of a winning team, which has a great history of success and a bright future.”

Senior coach, Colin Barton, said he hoped that the swimmers would be encouraged and motivated, through their demanding training programme, knowing that a local business is not only showing an interest in their sport but also backing their team.

The club is still on the look out for a further two secondary sponsors. So if you think your company can help, contact the club’s vice president here.