With the return of the Greenock Morton players to training just a week away, we are pleased to announce that Morton Club Together (MCT) have made our first payment of the 2020/21 season towards the first team budget.
We are delighted to confirm that we have been able to increase our monthly payment towards this cause to £10,000.
Following the support of our members over the last few months, this represents a significant increase on last year’s contribution. One year ago, we made our very first payment of £6,000, with the monthly total rising to £7,000 in January.
What this also means is that we are on target to contribute £100,000 over the coming season. With 675 members now, this really does show the importance of strength in numbers.
Last Friday, MCT Directors also had the opportunity to meet with David Hopkin, Anton McElhone, Dave Timmins and Dave MacKinnon.
This was an extremely positive meeting and a great opportunity to discuss all things Morton and visions for the future.
MCT Director, Gordon Ritchie who attended the meeting said, “We had a very positive and productive meeting with the team coaching staff, and quickly realised that we share many common goals and ideas to move Morton forward.
“We are delighted that MCT are now able to contribute £10,000 per month towards Hoppy’s first team budget, and we would like to thank all our members for making that possible.
“2020 has been an extremely difficult year for everyone, and it cannot be underestimated how important the support of all of our members has been, and will continue to be, for the coming season.”
Greenock Morton CEO Dave MacKinnon added, “Myself, Davie Hopkin, Anton McElhone, and Dave Timmins spent a productive couple of hours with Graham and Gordon from the MCT Board, and we were impressed by their vision and commitment.
“I have worked closely at other clubs to facilitate greater fan and community involvement, and it takes open minds on both sides to deliver. It is clear that MCT understand the unique challenges faced in running football clubs, and we look forward to forging a close working relationship with MCT over the coming season and beyond.”