For the second time, Hardscape Ireland has returned to sponsor Harland & Wolff Welders Academy. This time it’s with the U17’s Away kit. William Sale, Youth Academy Chairman said; “To have a local company come back to sponsor one of our teams for the second time is just wonderful, its shows that the academy is growing strong to produce local talent and the future of The Welders.

Glenn Bradley Corporate Head of Global Supply for the Hardscape Group said, “It is once again a privilege and honour for our local east Belfast based Company Hardscape Ireland to renew this sponsorship investing positively in the youth of our local area providing them a new strip. I wish the lads and management a great season ahead”.

Sammy Douglas former MLA & Leading Community Activist, “Hardscape Ireland are local people with global expertise in hard landscape material supply. The Welders Youth Team is local youngsters aspiring to be brilliant footballers. It is great to see a local company investing by sponsoring in local soccer. I wish both parties well over the coming Business year and Football season.”

Saturday 21st September saw the team pick up a win over Carnmoney FDC in the Supplementary Cup.