Putting The “Spark” Into The Central Scottish League

Zak McIlhargey is well known to officials in the Central Scottish Amateur Football League probably having been associated as a player and manager at Garrowhill Thistle for some 30 years. As Managing Director of Paisley- based Spark of Genius, he has taken the relationship to new levels by sponsoring all of their divisions.

He said: “Yes, there are very strong ties with the CSAFL, particularly involving Alex Owens and George Dingwall, who I have known for all those years. We are based at the Phoenix Business Park, Trojan House in Paisley.”

“Spark of Genius are delighted to be sponsoring the Central Scottish Amateur League for the forthcoming season and beyond. Last season we sponsored the premier and first divisions however, we were kindly given the opportunity to follow ‘Fosters’ as the leagues main sponsor.”

“Spark of Genius are Scotland’s largest independent provider of care and education for vulnerable children and young people. We have seventeen residential care services across West, Central and the East coast of Scotland, with four additional care / education services in the North East of England.”

“We also have four specialist primary / secondary schools for children who may not have had a very good experience of mainstream school or who may require additional support with their education.Spark of Genius have long standing ties with Garrowhill Thistle AFC, who are the longest serving members of the Central Scottish Amateur League. By sponsoring the CSAFL, we hope to enhance our recruitment strategy across the West and Central Region. Working with challenging children & young people is a very rewarding experience for those who are ambitious and passionate about influencing positive outcomes for Scotland’s most vulnerable children.”

“We hope that our sponsorship with CSAFL helps to promote the positive aspects of the child care sector by attracting responsible male role models who can make a significant contribution by influencing children and young people to achieve success in their lives.”

Spark of Genius currently have employment opportunities in North / South / East Ayrshire, Stirlingshire, Renfrewshire, Argyll, Midlothian, East Lothian, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire and Teesside (NE of England)

If you wish to learn more about Spark of Genius, please have a look at their website http://www.sparkofgenius.com

Zak added:. “Good luck to all clubs and stay safe as we get closer to the start of a new football season.”

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