Diversity Celebrated In The Borders

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September 24 2018

Director Dave Scott presents the Man of the Match Award to hat trick hero Ruari Paton

Nil by Mouth had another excellent day out with Scottish Lowland League Club Gala Fairydean Rovers at the weekend as part of Scottish Borders Diversity Week.

The charity were the official match day partners for the Borders club’s first round Scottish Cup tie against Lossiemouth which saw GFR run out comprehensive 6-0 winners and go into the draw for the next round. Nil by Mouth have been a community partner of Gala Fairydean Rovers since 2014 and have arranged a number of events promoting its work with the club over the years.

Diversity Week gives communities an opportunity to come together, feel connected and celebrate being part of the Scottish Borders. The week will celebrate diversity in all forms, raising awareness of the diversity in our communities and foster good relations between groups.

As part of the activities Nil by Mouth Director Dave Scott was interviewed on Radio Borders and highlighted how sport can be used to promote inclusion in society, citing GFR’s disability, walking and women’s football teams as  excellent examples of  community club can ensure its doors are open to everyone. The club also ran a full page in its programme promoting the charity’s work and staff and volunteers from the charity had the chance to talk with supporters about their views on how to improve the experience at Scottish football.

A great day was had by all!

Good luck to GFR in the next round were they will play East Stirlingshire in October.