Boroughmuir Thistle, Scotland’s largest female football club, has a new sponsor for its under-16 Elite Talent Development Environment (TDE) squad.

Crosswind Developments  will provide just under £1,500 to finance a new away kit for Thistle.

The property developer are behind the proposed ‘Elements Edinburgh’ development which would develop, subject to planning consent and following a period of community consultation,  Edinburgh Airport’s disused runway into a thriving commercial and residential hub.

Chris Summersell, Performance Academy Manager for Boroughmuir Thistle, said: “We are uniquely positioned to drive opportunity through women’s and girls’ sport. We are delighted to have Crosswind, a business with a strong stake in Scotland’s future, supporting our work.

“This partnership opens up access to resources that will enable us to nurture future football talent, and we are extremely grateful to Crosswind for partnering with us.”

Lesley Sawers, a non-executive director of Crosswind Developments, said: “We are committed to sustainable and inclusive placemaking …  but it also goes beyond that. We are truly invested in Edinburgh’s wider community, and in ensuring that its young people are provided with opportunities to thrive and grow.

Vivienne MacLaren, chair of Scottish Women’s football, said: “Girls’ participation in sports is essential for their physical and mental wellbeing, and it instils valuable life skills such as teamwork, discipline, and leadership. Scottish women’s football has come a long way since the dark days of the 50-year ban on women’s participation. Today we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that every girl and woman in Scotland has the opportunity to be part of this beautiful game. Boroughmuir Thistle is doing remarkable work fostering young talent.” 

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