Match of the day! Mainline's on the ball to support young footballers

9 months ago Wed 18th Sep 2019

It’s Burnley’s match of the day! The town’s own friendly Mainline buses are getting behind Briercliffe’s Under 7s football team with an exciting new sponsorship deal.

The youngsters will now kick off this season wearing a smart new kit bearing the famous Mainline logo from Burnley’s favourite local buses, thanks to a sponsorship agreement between ourselves and Briercliffe Community Football Club.

The team’s eye-catching new look is already a familiar one for their manager Michael Sparks, as his day job sees him getting behind the wheel as a driver on the Mainline buses in and around Burnley.

Michael said: “We’re very grateful to Mainline and The Burnley Bus Company for this wonderful support. Through our partnership with Kicks4Cubs we offer younger children the chance to enjoy being involved in grassroots football and being part of a team.

“It would be amazing to think that we might discover a natural match winner, but really it’s all about delivering a fun and exciting group which teaches the young players life skills such as sharing and being part of a team.

“Having said that, many of today’s most famous footballers began their careers as part of a youth team, so who knows, we could be on the way to discovering the Jimmy McIlroy or Leighton James of the future right here in Briercliffe.”

Our Performance Manager Kevin said: “When Michael told us about the great things happening with the young players at Briercliffe, we wanted to put our most famous name right behind the team.

“At Mainline we’re at the heart of everyday life here in Burnley, and it’s our goal to support Briercliffe’s up-and-coming young players. With our man Michael in charge and Mainline on the team shirts, we’re all set to cheer them on to match-winning success.”

Burnley’s Mainline buses are the winning way to travel around town and beyond to Colne, Nelson, Padiham and more. Mainline runs 7 days a week from early until late, with great value fare deals to make sure everyone can make their own great save.

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