The board and membership of the Glentoran Community Trust are delighted to have been able to assist Glentoran Football Club and team manager Gary Haveron with the financing and acquisition of centre forward Robbie McDaid yesterday. Over the summer the Trust have been in constant contact with Gary as he sought to strengthen the squad and Robbie was highlighted as a player he was very keen to secure the services of.
The Trust’s membership have made a substantial five figure commitment (our largest ever) to the deal which brings the total Glentoran Community Trust contribution to players wages, club sponsorship and ground improvements to an eye watering £48,000 since its inception.
Additionally the Glentoran Community Trust had made donations to local charities and worthy causes in excess of £20,000 over the same period.
At the same time the Trust continue to celebrate and preserve the rich heritage of Glentoran Football by organising events around historical milestones such as the Belfast Blitz and the Vienna Cup centenary. This aspect of the Trust’s commitment will continue with further events in the pipeline for the near future.
Pictured before last night’s game alongside Glentoran’s latest acquisition Robbie McDaid are Glentoran Community Trust members Stephen Gorman and his son Dean, Andrew Veighey and his son Jack, Ray Cordner, John Moore, James Leebody, Wilson Bouvaird and Jim Welsh, with Glentoran manager Gary Haveron and club director Ian Kerr.
The Trust’s capacity to continue to assist the club only exists because of a strong and vibrant membership and to this end membership applications and renewals remain open at all times and can be made by visiting the join/renew section of our website above.
Thank you all once again for your tremendous support.
All photographs are provided courtesy of Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker.