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Old Uffingtonians FC given a boost by timely donation from Danny Sullivan Group

PUBLISHED: 08:53 13 July 2018

Old Uffingtonians' Zac Mccausland (centre) with Timmy O'Sullivan and Michael Dowling from sponsors the Danny Sullivan Group

Old Uffingtonians' Zac Mccausland (centre) with Timmy O'Sullivan and Michael Dowling from sponsors the Danny Sullivan Group

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Harlesden's Old Uffingtonians FC have received a boost in the form of a £2,500 donation from the Danny Sullivan Group.

The team will bear the logo and branding of the group on their strip as a result of the funding, which helps to keep them going.

Formed in 1930 by pupils of Willesden High School, the club is still based at the saem premises and has a strong legacy.

Zac Mccausland said: “About 80 per cent of the playerrs have been with the club for seven years or more and 85 per cent are from local areas including Stonebridge, Church Road and Mitchell Brook. This encourages the strong sense of community within the club.”

Recent years have seen the club struggling, from a heyday of having four teams to just one, but they now have a youth team for boys and girls and disability team.

The donation from the Danny Sullivan Group will be put towards obtaining an FA Charter Standard to help with marketing, which will encourage more members and players and future sponsorship, enabling them to hit the ground running in regards to setting up the new teams.

Manager Mccausland is a driving force behind the club’s progress, having organised a new kit, new maintenance for the pitch and brought in new players and coaches, all of which has contributed to recent successes.

Taking over following a relegation, after 17 games without a win, he worked with the captain to transform the club and they have finished in the top four in recent seasons, reached two cup finals and six semi-finals.

They are now looking forward to bigger and better things after winning the Intermediate North title in the Amateur Football Combination League.

An employee at the Danny Sullivan Group, Mccausland was delighted to see a proposal of his accepted, saying: “I’ve worked for DSG for the last 13 years and regard the O’Sullivan family as friends as well as my employers.

“I’ve been lucky to have employers that not only have given me work for that length of time, but have also gotten to know me and my family personally which means a lot.

“It shows that they are not just interested in making money but they also look out for their employees and that’s across the board for everyone that works for them. I have never really worked for or known a firm that shows that level of respect or interest in their employees and that goes a long way.”

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