Partick Thistle Community Initiative
Allan Cowan Club Chairman
Football teams are uniquely placed to become involved in community activities. The sport is an abiding passion of Glasgow folk and a football club can attract interest in those activities like no other organisation. At Partick Thistle we also have the added benefit of having a tradition of inclusiveness with no association with the racist or sectarian attitudes which have often blighted the sport elsewhere. More...
David Stewart Jags Trust Chairman
Like so many other football clubs, Partick Thistle and its supporters association, The Jags Trust, have been quietly rebuilding their community involvement over the past few years. It's true that football clubs have a lot to give - their players can and should be role models for young and old alike, and the message of good exercise and a healthy lifestyle is something that the Scottish government has long preached. But it's far from one way traffic - the work that the Club and Trust have been involved in has been hugely rewarding in itself. More...
Eddie Prentice Club CEO
Partick Thistle Football Club has been involved with the local community throughout its history. However, modern times make changing demands on football clubs and to meet this challenge the club, along with the Supporters' Association, has recently increased its efforts in this area.
I have been CEO at the club since 2008 and I have witnessed a number of changes during this period in many areas of the club's organisation. In particular, the club and its supporters have moved closer together in a way that has provided direct rewards to both. More...
Kieron Dempsey Community Director/Fans' Representative
I have been lucky enough to have been given the role of developing a joint Club and Trust community programme over the past year. The key aims of the community programme are to strengthen Club and community links for the benefit of both, to use football as a way of benefiting the health of the community and to raise the profile of the club across the city of Glasgow. More>>>