St. Ita's AFC announced Progressive Credit Union as the club's official Welfare Sponsor for 2022. The sponsorship of €6,000 will allow the club to invest in an upgrading of key safety equipment such as First Aid kits and an upgrade in AED equipment, and to roll out a programme of health and safety training including AED training for coaches.
According to St. Ita's AFC Chairman Conor Tonra, the Welfare Sponsor will be a crucial partner to the club:
We need to ensure that the standard of welfare of all our members is exceptional and fitting for a club of our size and ambition. This investment by Progressive Credit Union in our club will help us do exactly that.
The sponsorship makes Progressive Credit Union the club's inaugural Welfare Sponsor, which will benefit all of the club's youth and senior 700 players and coaches. Donabate and Portrane is an important part of the common bond of the Progressive Credit Union, which was formed in 2013 and has grown strongly since. According to Sean Staunton, CEO of Progressive Credit Union:
This is an important investment by Progressive Credit Union and reemphasises our long-term commitment to Donabate and Portrane. There is already a significant overlap between our membership and the 700 members of St. Ita's AFC, and we are very proud to support a club which has played such a central role in the community of the peninsula.