Oct 20 2010 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
AIRDRIE UNITED’S junior supporters’ club are on the right track after agreeing a partnership deal with Network Rail.
Members of the Airdrie Aces will work with the company to highlight the dangers of trespassing on the railways.
In return, Network Rail, who have built the new £300m line between Airdrie and Bathgate which will open on December 12, will support the club’s matchday mascot feature and support the Aces’ Christmas party.
The Diamonds’ commercial manager, John Drysdale, believes the arrangement will benefit both club and company.
He said: “We’re delighted that Network Rail has taken the decision to work with us for the rest of the season and engage with our junior supporters to ensure that the important rail safety message gets to those who need to hear it.”
Network Rail Scotland director Ron McAulay hailed the partnership agreement with the Aces.
He added: “Developing a community partnership with Airdrie Football Club offers a great platform for us to raise awareness of the rail link and to share more widely the benefits it will bring to the people of Airdrie and beyond.”