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Mogwai sponsor primary school football team

By | Published on Wednesday 24 January 2018

Saint Roch's Primary‏ football strip sponsored by Mogwai

Mogwai are now sponsoring a football team. Specifically the football team of Glasgow primary school St Roch’s. The band seemingly stepped in after the school was unable to fund new kits itself.

The school tweeted pictures of the team wearing their new kit yesterday, thanking the band for helping them out.

Drummer Martin Bulloch later explained to the BBC that he and the school’s deputy head, Andy McDonald, are old friends. “He just texted me in November and said that the kids had been at a tournament and they were in some old kit and he was looking to get them some new stuff”, said Bulloch.

“He asked if we could help out”, he added. “I emailed the rest of the boys and they were delighted to do so. There is nothing in the school budget for stuff like that so you can only imagine what they were kicking around in – old kit from years ago”.

Mogwai aren’t the first band to do such a deal. In 2006, Motorhead sponsored a Lincoln under tens football team.