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PostedNovember 11, 2013

Cowdenbeath sponsorship kick-off rail safety drive

Network Rail have teamed up with Cowdenbeath FC to raise awareness of rail safety among young people in the town.

Former Prime Minister and local MP, Gordon Brown, joined Network Rail and the club to launch the new tie-up at Saturday’s home match against Alloa Athletic.

As part of the initiative, the club’s academy and Cowden Kids programme will be helping to promote Network Rail’s RailLife campaign – which aims to warn kids and teens about the dangers of trespassing on the railway.

Network Rail, which owns and operates the railway infrastructure across the UK, is also sponsoring the dugouts and ball-boys at Central Park, which is located close to the Fife Circle line.

Welcoming the new initiative, Mr Brown said: “I am delighted that Network Rail is supporting the local community in Cowdenbeath through sponsoring Cowdenbeath FC’s youth academy.

“I understand that this partnership will work together to promote rail safety in Cowdenbeath and the surrounding area through a number of youth and community programmes.

“I would like to thank Cowdenbeath FC for their much-valued community work and hope that their partnership with Network Rail will help more youngsters to become involved.”

Donald Findlay QC, Cowdenbeath FC’s chairman, added: “We are pleased to welcome Network Rail to the club as a sponsor and look forward to helping promote an important safety message to young people in Fife.”

Mark Henderson, Network Rail’s community safety manager for Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Cowdenbeath. Trespassing is an all too common problem for the rail industry and we are always looking for new ways to reach young people and make them aware of the dangers the railway can pose.”

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