Crystal Palace FC Foundation join forces with Bromley's Town Team
PUBLISHED: 14:37 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:42 15 April 2013
Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation have joined forces with Bromley's Town Team to help boost the local economy.
Headed by local McDonald’s franchisee Tonina Hoang, the town team consists of local business people, councillors and residents, with support from Bromley police and fire brigade.
Fans at a recent Crystal Palace match were given player signed ‘This is Bromley’ bags filled with discount vouchers, Bromley branded calculators and leaflets to promote the town centre.
The bags were paid for using the Portas Pilot money awarded to the town team in June last year.
Businesses in Bromley North Village sponsored prizes for a competition during the game against Barnsley on April 6, including a guitar and a signed Crystal Palace shirt.
David Groves, of the Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation, said: “As a local resident and a passionate Crystal Palace FC supporter I am so proud to see us reconnecting meaningfully with the local community.
“I’m really excited about the direction our partnership is headed.”
One of the first programmes agreed will see McDonald’s in Bromley sponsor an FA level one coaching course for the foundation.
In return the football club will bring a road show to Bromley town centre in the summer, encouraging young people to take up sport.