Port Talbot Referees ready to ref come rain or shine thanks to Peter’s Slice of the Pie
The Port Talbot Referees Society (PTRS) has benefited from the Peter’s Slice of the Pie community fund.
PTRS was donated funding for brand new winter rain-proof coats by Wales’ premier pie-maker after entering the ‘Slice of the Pie’ community competition online.
The rain-proof jackets feature the society’s new logo, which was specially designed for their 60th anniversary season.
As an extra anniversary gift, Peter’s also delivered 60 pies for the referees and their families to enjoy.
PTRS Secretary Paul Fisher said: “We are delighted with the funding from Peter’s Food.
“We are a relatively small society but we have a hard working and dedicated group of referees who are out officiating on a full range of football matches across the South Wales area, including junior games, women’s league and disabled football.
“Our referees give up hours of their spare time for games and very rarely get any reward for their commendable efforts and loyalty.
“Thanks to Peter’s we’re now properly equipped to referee in the Welsh weather.”
Society Chairman Ryan Thomas said: “The team are looking forward to turning up to matches with their smart new look. They can finally feel proud at games and this gesture is a wonderful way to thank them for their hard work and dedication to the society.”
Clare Morgan, Marketing Director at the Caerphilly-based food giant said: “Peter’s has gone from strength to strength since the early days as a small South Wales pie manufacturer, and we are thrilled to be able to support the local communities that have always supported us.
“As an individual born and bred in Port Talbot, I know how much this society gives to the community. We are proud to be able to fund their new look and keep them warm and dry.”