Clonakilty Food Co., home of Clonakilty Sausages and the famous Clonakilty Black Pudding, and Cork City FC have announced the launch of their schools programme: ‘Clonakilty Take Pride in your Jersey’.
Centred around supporting young Cork City FC fans and families in the community, ‘Clonakilty Take Pride in your Jersey’ is inviting primary schools across the county to be in with a chance to take part in a season-long initiative that will reward and inspire students, their teachers and their parents.
Winning schools will have a special visitor from the Cork City FC senior team who will spend time talking to the children about what it takes to become a top athlete, the importance of working as a team, core skills to work on if you want to make it to the top and more. The player will also present a prize to the Clonakilty Take Pride in your Jersey Student of the Month who will not only receive a hamper full of Clonakilty goodies but also a Family Ticket to attend a Cork City FC home match that month.
Cork City FC are also offering €1 Entry Tickets to Turner’s Cross Derrynane Stand, the newly-named Clonakilty Schools Stand, for all the children in the Student of the Month’s class to attend the match.
Upholding traditions and having a strong sense of pride in where they’re from are values that Clonakilty Food Co. and Cork City FC share, and both believe are core to their success. In order to be considered for the programme, schools must enter a competition to design a football jersey for their school to win one of the 25 available places each month. The jersey should reflect the shared values of Cork City and Clonakilty, demonstrating how tradition is at the heart of their school. and why they are proud of where they’re from.
Colette Twomey, Owner Clonakilty Food Co. was ecstatic at the announcement, saying that she is “excited to see the creativity of our county’s young people come to life in their jersey designs and demonstrate the same pride in their School that we have in our community and in Cork City FC.”
Entries should be submitted by 27th January, and winners will be announced on 1st February.