Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (27 Mar) announced a partnership with the FAI Cerebral Palsy football team, making a €20,000 donation to the Ireland squad, as they prepare for the Cerebral Palsy World Cup in Spain this summer.
Part of the FAI’s Football For All Programme, which provides opportunities for over 3,500 players to play football in their local community, Ireland’s CP team is one of 9 international disability player pathways, ensuring players of all ability can pull on the green jersey.
The Irish team will fly with Ryanair to Seville for the Word Cup tournament in July and sponsorship has been provided through Ryanair’s Scratchcard initiative. Ryanair Scratchcards offer customers the opportunity to win cash prizes, luxury cars and the chance to scoop an impressive €1 million – all for a stake of just €2, with ongoing donations made to numerous charities and organisations across Europe.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
“Ryanair is proud to support the FAI Cerebral Palsy team for the upcoming CP World Cup in Spain this summer with a €20,000 donation, raised through the Ryanair Scratchcard initiative, which provides ongoing support to charities and worthy organisations across Europe. We wish coach Paul Breen and his team the very best for the World Cup. When it comes to football or low fares, you’ll never beat the Irish.”
FAI’s Football For All National Coordinator, Oisin Jordan said:
“Ryanair’s support for the Irish CP squad in their preparations for the World Cup with a cheque for €20,000 is really appreciated as it ensures the squad can prepare properly for the upcoming IFCPF World Cup in Seville, Spain. We are delighted to be partnering with Ryanair and look forward to potentially a longer partnership with this Irish squad.”