Finley Structures newsletter 1 - july 2011 | Page 3
Stand and deliver !
Finley Structures have stepped in to back a local football club by supplying thousands of pounds worth of steel free of charge . The family-run company , based on Aycliffe Business Park in County Durham , have supplied the fabricated steel frame for a new stand to make Newton Aycliffe eligible for promotion to the Northern League first division this season . The club has agreed to name the new stand in memory of William Finley , the father of Finley Structures managing director John , who is pictured with ( L-R ) wife and company director Valerie Finley , daughter and company secretary Julie and son and director Gary
Finley . John said : “ We knew about Aycliffe ’ s promising league position and the situation with the new stand and we were approached by Aycliffe to help them out . “ We ’ re absolutely delighted the club have agreed to name the stand in memory of my father , who passed away in 1995 . As a footballer himself , he ’ d be very proud .” William Finley played for various clubs at Northern League level in the 1940s and 50s , including Black Hall , Lanchester , Bishop , Ushaw Moor , Brandon and Esh Winning Albion , winning 19 trophies . Aycliffe media manager Martin Walker said :
“ We ’ re over the moon Finley Structures have stepped in to help out like this , and it would be our pleasure to name the new stand in honour of William Finley . “ Getting the stand up before the March 31 deadline will help to relieve a major burden for the football club and will enable us to focus on trying to make sure we finish in the top three of the second division .” Aycliffe have won the Northern League second division title this season and , thanks to the William Finley Stand , their ground has passed a league inspection to ensure their promotion to the first division .
Finley Structures Ltd Quarterly Newsletter Official Matchday Programme Issue 1 , July 2011