Cumbernauld wrestler Ross Connelly targets sponsors for Commonwealth Games bid

Cumbernauld wrestler Ross Connelly has become one of first athletes to join a new platform aimed at helping teams and athletes in securing vital sponsorship funds.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 3:18 pm
Cumbernauld wrestler Ross Connelly

The Sponsor Lead website, which went live on March 31, is run by GRM Marketing, a Glasgow based marketing and sponsorship agency.

It aims to work with a large portfolio of top performing and committed athletes and teams, connecting them with leading brands and businesses to create exciting and lucrative sponsorship opportunities.

Freestyle wrestler Ross is currently ranked number one in Scotland in his weight category.

He was part of Team Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and is hoping to find a relevant sponsor who wants to join him on his exciting journey to the 2022 Games in Birmingham.

He said: “I’m delighted to be working with Sponsor Lead in the build up to 2022 Commonwealth Games.

"I feel by working with sponsor lead it will increase my chances of winning a medal for Scotland as well as shining a light on the great sport of wrestling.”

Ross is also following in the footsteps of his father David who wrestled for Scotland at the 1986 and 1994 Commonwealth Games.

The platform promises that each new sports team or up-and-coming athlete will be carefully selected to mirror the values of sponsors.

Any businesses interested in sponsoring Ross, or finding out more about sponsorship, can contact them at [email protected]