Clark Eriksson Associates say the local basketball side’s league championship win this season was ‘the icing on the cake’ for their sponsorship deal.
Falkirk’s Fury basketball side has been sponsored, and known, as Clark Eriksson in a deal with the Williamson Street business that has run for a decade and a half.
It will continue too, but not only because John Bunyan’s team are sweeping all before them in the senior men’s basketball league, explained CE’s chairman Jim Toner.
“It’s been a fantastic season for the club and players and we, as the club’s major sponsor, are once again simply happy to be able to bring competitive basketball to Falkirk and give what is an increasing number of youngsters the chance to enjoy and play this exciting sport.
“The coaches, players and officials are a credit to our company and to Falkirk”.
The company’s contribution has not gone unnoticed by club officials.
It has allowed hundreds of boys and girls over the past 15 years to compete in the sport and get the chance, like Ali Fraser, Jonny Bunyan and Kieron Achara, to participate on the big stage.
Fury head coach John Bunyan visited Clark Eriksson’s offices to present them with the League Trophy and the BBL Challenge Plate.
He said: “ Without Clark Eriksson’s involvement we simply would not be able to put together such a great programme and give so many boys, girls, men and women the opportunity to play national and international basketball.
“It is a fact that Jim Toner and his fellow directors have provided an opportunity for a number of our players to play pro basketball and gain scholarships in the States and its great that once again we have Clark Eriksson as a key player with us in the season ahead”.
Fury is one of three clubs in Scotland playing in all six National Leagues - incurring fees of up to £14,000 in hall hire alone each season.
But the club’s profile continues to rise with the league title and former stars going on to earn Olympic, GB and Scotland international honours.