Pennine Kick off for 2006

Pennine Telecom, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2006, has reached agreement with Bury Football Club to put up a 30-foot sign at the pitch side at Gigg Lane.

This follows Pennine’s successful tender to provide 35 Motorola hand-portable radios to be used particularly for health and safety on match days.

And there are more match days at Gigg Lane than most top football clubs. The famous old stadium is also the home ground of FC United of Manchester, the team created by Manchester United fans opposed to the takeover of their club by American tycoon Malcolm Glazer.

Although it only plays in Division Two of the North West Counties Football League it is attracting thousands of fans – 3,808 turned up for a match against Daisy Hill in October.
“We felt we should be supporting our local team,” said Andrew Roberts, Managing Director of Pennine Telecom. “The bonus is that two sets of fans will have sight of our board.”