Monday 16th May, 2016 at 11:30am
Monday 16th May 2016 at 11:30
The curtain was drawn on the 2015/16 Ladbrokes Premiership campaign at the weekend and it has been another successful year for Partick Thistle both on and off the pitch.
On the field of play Alan Archibald’s side managed to secure Premiership football at Firhill for a fourth consecutive season, signing up a number of key players on long term deals as well as coming the closest to finishing in a top six slot as the club ever have.
Off the pitch the club have made significant progress launching a new sponsorship with Kingsford Capital Management, and of course Kingsley, successfully becoming a debt free club and launching a unique range of matchday artistic giveaways.
None of these innovative campaigns would be possible without hard work and last night, at the Football Writers Awards, that hard work was recognised as George Francis, Media and Communications Manager, collected the Glasgow City Hotel Media Relations Award as voted for by members of the Scottish Football Writers Association.
George’s tireless work ensures the campaigns run by the club are strongly publicised and seen by as many football fans as possible, but he couldn’t do it alone. Without the bravery of Managing Director Ian Maxwell and the board, particularly Jacqui Low who has passed on the benefit of her extensive experience this season, Thistle’s adventurous campaigns would just remain ideas rather than slick, well executed promotions.
We are fortunate at Partick Thistle to have a number of willing volunteers who help the club on a weekly basis. From producing stats packs and filming games to making sure games are covered on social media and snapping images of the game our team give up their time willingly so we owe them a massive thanks in helping the club win this award for the first time.
Our thanks therefore go to Tommy Dunnett, Tom Hosie, Michael Max, David McClure, Jay McGhee, Graham McRoberts, Fraser Murray, Raymond Stark, Tommy Taylor, Craig Walker and Donald Wilson for all their hard work throughout the season.