Cardwell Garden Centre sign on for another season

Greenock Morton are pleased to announce that Cardwell Garden Centre will remain as a club partner and back of shirt sponsor for next season!

Assistant Manager Andy Millen recently paid a visit to the popular Cardwell Garden Centre, near Gourock to check out the latest plants, seeds and gardening essentials.

This follows the announcement that Cardwell will sponsor Morton and have their name on the back of players’ shirts for a second year next season.

A keen gardener for the past 40 years, Andy even became a full-time gardener, when he found himself out of the game for 18 months earlier in his career.

Andy says: “If any footballers, coaches or managers feel the pressure of the professional game then gardening is good therapy.”

“It’s very relaxing and there’s nothing better than working away in your garden for a couple of hours with nobody to bother you. It’s a hobby I really enjoy as you can switch off from everything else.”

“It gives you your own space and when you’re working in the garden there’s nobody giving you any grief or hassle. No one will be standing there criticising me.”

Read more from Andy on the Cardwell Garden Centre website HERE.

Director at Cardwell Garden Centre, Kieran Gallagher said: “Andy’s absolutely right when he talks about the psychological benefits of gardening and there have been lots of studies to show this is the case.”

“We like to play our part in the local community and that’s why we decided to again sponsor Morton FC, who are very much a community club.”

“We thought Andy would like the idea of flowers growing out the top of a football as that aptly represents the partnership between Morton and ourselves.”

Morton’s general manager, Dale Pryde-MacDonald said: “We’re delighted Cardwell Garden Centre has committed to a further period of sponsorship of the back of our first team shirts.”

“Working closely with local businesses is a key aim of ours within the club’s three-year strategy and being able to build on this strong partnership with Cardwell shows the commitment from both organisations to collaborate for the benefit of Inverclyde and our local communities.”

“We’d like to thank the Gallagher family at Cardwell Garden Centre for working pro-actively with us and I can’t wait to see some of the exciting projects ahead in this partnership.”

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