Soccer sevens up their game with new sponsorship deal

Forres Area Soccer 7s secure a three-year main sponsorship deal with local businesses Chit Chat PR and Canary Dwarf.  (Pic: Chit Chat PR)
Forres Area Soccer 7s secure a three-year main sponsorship deal with local businesses Chit Chat PR and Canary Dwarf. (Pic: Chit Chat PR)

A MORAY CLUB that works on the ethos of providing football activities for boys and girls regardless of individual abilities has landed an important new sponsorship deal.

Forres Area Soccer Sevens resumed from their summer break at the weekend with the news that two local firms have agreed to pick up where former sponsors Capita left off.

Chit Chat Public Relations and their sister company Canary Dwarf have agreed to become the joint main sponsors for the club – helping to ensure the continued success of an organisation that has supported young people in the area since 1993.

Chit Chat’s Claire Doughty said: “Since launching the business in February we have been looking for an opportunity which will benefit the local community we are situated in – but that will also help promote our own brand, after all that’s the business we are in.

“The deal with the Forres Area Soccer Sevens ticks both boxes. We are delighted to be working with the team of volunteers who make sure the training and matches go ahead throughout the season week in week out.”

Chairman of the Soccer Sevens is Shaun Moat, who said: “We are really pleased to be working with Claire and Marc Hindley from Canary Dwarf.

“To have the expertise of a local PR and digital marketing company is really great for the club and will help us make the club bigger and better.

“With the help of vice chairman Kev Skivington I have been working in the background setting up this sponsorship deal. It’s great to have a local company that is already embedded in the community on board.

“Claire and Marc have already been a huge help and are getting really involved in the club, they are currently helping us to design a new website – it is great to have them as part of the team.”

The latest session resumed for the Soccer Sevens on Sunday and will run each week until October at a club run entirely by volunteers – with Shaun issuing an appeal for people to step forward and help out.

He said: “At the moment we need a treasurer and also some people to help with the Development 4s, which is about getting children aged four and five just playing football.

“During the sessions the children are split into small groups and play three or four drills before ending their one-hour session with small four-a-side games. The volunteers don’t need to have an experience – just the desire and commitment to help.

“We are halfway through the session now and looking ahead to next year. The challenge we have is to renew or source nine new sponsors and we are currently putting together some appealing sponsorship packages.”

To find out more about sponsorship at the club contact Shaun by email at and to get involved with the development 4s contact Paul Lynch at