OPEN LETTER TO SALFORD CITY COUNCILLORS
Dear Mayor Ian Stewart, plastic Mayor Bernard Lea, Assistant Mayors John Merry, Derek Antrobus, Paula Boshell, Stephen Coen, Peter Connor, Paul Dennett, Anne Marie-Humphries, Roger Jones, David Lancaster, Gena Merrett, Margaret Morris, John Mullen, Lisa Stone, and all the other Salford councillors…
We know how much the guilt must be burning your souls about throwing millions of pounds of public money at Salford City Reds - £1million in loans, £22million to joint build the Salford City Stadium and lots, lots more. While, of course, giving very little to Swinton Lions rugby club and Salford City Football Club.
Well now, Salford Star has part of the answer. We're challenging all Salford councillors, Mayors and Assistant Mayors to dig into your own pockets and `personal allowances' to sponsor a Salford City player this season.
You can sponsor a player's socks or shorts for £10, a shirt for £30 or a full kit for £50, which will help Salford's top semi-pro club move up the leagues and put Salford on the football map.
Any councillor, Assistant Mayor or Mayor who takes up the challenge will be featured in the Salford Star.
Joining 1010 Taxis, Salford Shopping City has just sponsored the Ammies this season, with Les Rylance, Centre Manager for Salford Shopping Centre, saying "We're extremely pleased to back Salford City football club, that plays a key role in the local community."
Now the gauntlet has been thrown down for Salford councillors to give a bit of their personal fortunes to support the amazing Ammies…
Any councillor, Assistant Mayor or Mayor who fancies helping a proper community football club can contact Frank McCauley on 792 6287, or via the Salford Star.
This sponsorship offer is also open to any person or business in Salford.
Councillors and co can, of course, actually come and watch Salford City and properly support our top footy team...
Tomorrow, Saturday 25th August the big FA Cup match at Moor Lane, Kersal, against Hemsworth Miners Welfare 3pm £7 (£3)
And on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August at Moor Lane versus nasty local rivals, Radcliffe Borough.
Further details at www.salfordcityfc.co.uk