Musselburgh’s Wee Windsors Football Team will look the part for the forthcoming year after receiving new team shirts from one of Scotland’s oldest architectural practices.


Award-winning firm Aitken Turnbull has thrown its support behind grassroots football in the East Lothian town by sponsoring the under 10’s Wee Windsors boys team and it’s all down to the tireless efforts of one of the Edinburgh-based firm’s senior architectural designer, who happens to be the Head Coach of this Wee Windsors team and the father of one of the team’s players!


Gavin Fallen is Senior Architectural Designer at Aitken Turnbull and has been head coach of Musselburgh Windsor’s Wee Windsors FC for 3 years. As a father to Mason, aged 8, and head coach of the under 10s team, Gavin joined other parents in playing a supportive role ‘behind the scenes’ at the club, as he explains.


“I made the decision two years ago to fundraise and make a charity donation to (Cancer Research UK)  and the kids wore the charity name on the Wee Windsor strips as a community gesture. Since then, the costs of running the team have soared meaning we need to continually invest to ensure the kids have a high standard of equipment. For this reason, we needed to reach out to potential sponsors for support. Thankfully, Aitken Turnbull, my employers, were only too pleased to assist.


Sponsorship is massive to the team, it means we could provide new strips for the start of the season, thus taking away any financial pressure. Not only does it support us financially, but it also provides us with some identity. On any game day there could be multiple age groups at Pinkie (our home ground), but when the boys pull on their Aitken Turnbull shirt, they will feel united and part of a team. The generosity and support sponsorship brings us is fantastic.”


Musselburgh Windsor FC was founded in 1953 making it one of the oldest youth football clubs in Scotland. There are many teams within the club all supported and managed by a board.


The club is one of the largest clubs in the area and has a massive community presence, with kids coming together from local schools to play and interact. The teams play in the East of Scotland Soccer Development Association, governed by the SFA and SYFA


Written by Kevin Dorrian

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