SCOTLAND’S national angling federation are urgently seeking a new sponsor to support the national team’s future participation in international and major domestic competition. 

A release was put out this week by the Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling to help their anglers’ search for more funding in order to compete in match events.

Scotland Team Manager Chris Paton said: ‘The squad has made fantastic progress in recent years with some impressive team and individual performances.

‘Last year the team regained the Celtic Cup in emphatic style and ran England close in the inaugural Fish’O’ Mania Home International, but it’s on the world stage where progress has been most significant.

‘The team has risen to joint 8th placed country in the official CIPS world rankings and our focus now is on challenging for medals starting this September in the Czech Republic.’

The flag's been flying high - but to fly higher Scotland's match management team urgently needs to find more funding.

National Team Coach and Scottish Federation Chairman Gus Brindle added: ‘These additional commitments do however bring with them the challenge of finding additional resources to be able to compete, and we are determined that Scotland should be represented by the best possible team, not one made up of those who can afford to travel.’

Chris went on: ‘This is an important phase in the squads development as we compete in more and more of the UK’s highest profile matches and continue to progress at World Championship level.

‘It is clear that we would benefit from securing an official partner to help the team realise its full potential.

‘I believe that we have a huge amount to offer in return, both as a team and through the governing body, and would love to hear from any potential sponsors who would be interested in discussing these opportunities ahead of this year’s events.’

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