Coach Jimmy Stewart has opened up to Scottish Amateur Football News on what he describes as “a season like no other”, writes Tom Scott.
He admitted: “We (EK Harp) may be a new team, but we are a collective of young and seasoned players, and coaches with many years’ experience. In hindsight, that has been the one keystone which has got the Club through Zero Football, all bar one League game.”
“We’re delighted we have kept everyone together, and indeed with another signing this week rubber- stamps that the lads believe what we are trying to build.”
“The coaching team have put together an off-season training programme geared towards the individual player, and our Team Physio is constructing a Strength and Conditioning Video to keep the lads’ active.”
“Of course, like every team, we owe a great deal of gratitude to our Sponsors, who backed us at the start of the season to purchase training kit etc.”
“We understood money was tight, so we ran two Football Cards for our Home and Away kit ,and were blown away at the speed in which they sold out. We were then shocked when SC Painting and Decorating Director, Scott Crossley, offered to buy our Training Kit.”
“Standard Real Estate Ltd, and EK Offices.Com and have also been supportive by going further than just buying a winning square for the Away Kit, but supplying our tracksuits.”
“NextGen Scaffolding Ltd won the right for their name to go on our Home Strip.”
“We were on the brink of Sponsorship from a local hostelry in the town, but Covid brought that to an abrupt halt. It is expected that this will restart when we are allowed back into licenced premises.”
“It is hoped this could be a major Sponsor for next season.”
Huge thanks to Jimmy Stewart for his time, and also supplying the Club’s various sponsors’, who are greatly-appreciated by everyone at EK Harp.