17 November 2016
By Elaine Murphy
Today Clonakilty Food Co., home of Clonakilty Sausages and the famous Clonakilty Blackpudding, announces a renewed partnership with 2016 FAI Cup champions Cork City FCcentred around a new schools programme as part of the club’s City in the Community work.
The programme, to be launched by the club later this month, will invite primary schools across the county to take part in a season-long initiative that will reward and inspire students, their teachers and their parents.
As a football club owned by its supporters, Cork City FC is actively involved in supporting events and causes in communities across the city and county. City in the Community will enable the club to extend this support to the young fans in the community and inspire the next generation of players. Clonakilty Food Co., who have played an integral role in the club’s success over the past four years and will remain a key premier partner for 2017, share the club’s community centred values and are strong believers in the positive impact that local sport and its players can have in a community. That is why the Cork City FC’s senior players will play a central role in the programme.
Colette Twomey, Owner, Clonakilty Food Co:
“I am delighted Clonakilty Sausages will continue its successful partnership with Cork City FC. It has been an exciting journey over the past four years and we are happy to be playing a central role in the next phase of the club’s growth.
“We are a family brand, and as a result always look for opportunities to bring those family sensibilities into our products and partnerships. An opportunity to support the young families of this fantastic county through this City in the Community programme felt like a natural progression in our partnership with Cork City FC and a perfect fit for our brand.”
Lisa Fallon, Business Development Manager, Cork City FC
“The local community lies at the absolute core of what FORAS and Cork City Football Club stand for. The last three seasons have seen unprecedented growth in our recent history and this schools initiative in association with Clonakilty Food Co. is a unique and exciting departure from a player development and community point of view.
“Clonakilty Food Co. have been an integral part of our success since 2012 and this new initiative further enhances our mutual commitment to enriched brand development and partnership whilst building stronger relationships within our local communities.”
Full details of the City in the Community schools programme will be announced as part of its official launch to schools later this month.