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Nairn County strike agreement to continue partnership with mental health charity Mikeysline on kit and at Station Park

By Andrew Henderson

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Nairn County will once again carry the name and logo of charity partner Mikeysline on their kit next season, the Highland League outfit has confirmed.

Continued support for the local suicide prevention charity is possible due to Wee County's connections with Sidecrystal and main sponsor Murray Travel agreeing to forego exclusive branding on kit.

Nairn say they will launch the 2022/23 strip soon, with Mikeysline set to be featured on the reverse after appearing as the front shirt sponsor last season.

Nairn County's kit will once again bear the name and logo of charity partner Mikeysline next season. Picture: James Mackenzie
Nairn County's kit will once again bear the name and logo of charity partner Mikeysline next season. Picture: James Mackenzie

As part of the agreement, all current branding at Station Park for the charity will remain in place.

Nairn County secretary and vice-chairman, Ian Finlayson, said: “We are delighted to continue this partnership with Mikeysline.

“I have to say a big thank you to Sidecrystal for their continued and unwavering support on this and to Murray Travel for their extremely generous gesture in allowing Mikeysline to continue to have a presence on our kits.

“We have all learned a lot during the first two years of our relationship with Mikeysline and we are looking forward to it going from strength to strength.

“Our first ever Mental Health Liaison Officer, Brodie Stewart, continues to work closely with Mikeysline to ensure that we are able to offer the best possible support to our players and staff on such an important issue.

“If the work we do in this area at the club helps just one individual, then it most definitely will have all been worthwhile.

"We will continue to do what we can support and assist Mikeysline in any way possible.”

Stewart himself added: “It is brilliant news that our sponsorship partnership with Mikeysline will be continuing for the coming years.

“Everyone at the club has seen the wider value of our being involved with Mikeysline and the reaction and involvement from the players has been really positive.

“We strive to continue to push the work of Mikeysline through the club. It is also great news that Mikeysline now have a presence in Nairn which I hope will benefit people in the town and surrounding areas.”

Mikeysline chief executive officer Emily Stokes also said: “We are delighted for the opportunity to continue our partnership with Nairn County FC and are very grateful to Sidecrystal, the club and Murray Travel for enabling the continued sponsorship and support.

“We have used our time to date to provide talks to players and build up our profile and the knowledge of Mikeysline in the Nairn area and in local schools – of the text-based support we can offer every evening of the week to people of all ages who are experiencing emotional distress, need support with their mental health or are feeling suicidal.

“We aim to build on all that has been achieved to date and are grateful for the support we have received from the Nairn community in embracing Mikeysline as a local charity.”

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