WHAT IS A CLUB PATRON – DEFINITION
Club Patron – Rationale: A Patron is defined as: …one who encourages or helps a person, a cause, or a work, a furtherer and a promoter; a person who protects, supports, or countenances, a defender, a advocate or a person of distinction under whom a person [or club] places himself / itself …Therefore the role of the Club Patron can be summed up as – No. 1 supporter, part promoter who can be called upon at anytime for advice or guidance and someone who the members of the club hold the utmost respect for as an individual!
WESTERN Pride Football Club patron Gary Wilkins is tailor made for the job. Having helped establish the Roar A-League franchise in 2005, he knows what it takes to build a successful club.”I learnt a lot from the Roar,” Wilkins said, “chuffed” to be involved with the Pride.”I hope to help this club now and in the future as things develop.”Most of the other teams have got finance behind them and I’m hoping to help change that situation too.”Wilkins, who turned 68 last week, is prepared to help Pride in any way he can. That includes chasing sponsorship and working with corporate people in strengthening the National Premier League club servicing the western corridor. See MORE about Gary Wilkins from David Lems article in the QT