Paul Scholes and the Patterson & Rothwell T Shirt
The Real Story about the most famous wearer of the Patterson & Rothwell T Shirt.
Ok so what does an ex Man Utd and England central midfielder have to do with Patterson & Rothwell an injection moulding company from Oldham? Early in the year of 2015 we were approached by our long term customer and part time commercial manager of Mossley AFC Stephen Porter to see if we would benefit from some kind of sponsorship of a charity football match. Mossley is a lovely village on the outskirts of Saddleworth with perhaps the best view from their Seel Park grounds of any football club. Nestled in the foothills of the Pennines the view from the pitch is the Western edge of the Saddleworth Moor which sometimes draws the eye from the football. As the match was in July the scene was set could not really hope for a better venue and as we are practically neighbours here at P&R how could we not get involved.
The event was on behalf of a young man called Alex Williams whose moto in life was Believe and Achieve, see http://www.believeandachieve.org.uk/ for further information. Once we had read about the charity we quickly jumped at the chance to sponsor the events warm up shirts.
It was some time later that the players had been confirmed and we were delighted when Paul Scholes announced his attendance. On the day Seel Pk must have had one of its largest crowds thanks mainly to Paul Scholes.
The football itself was superb and we had in with the sponsorship package 1 or 2 individuals from Patterson & Rothwell who played in the game and who now say they too played with Paul Scholes. (but they don’t mention it often…. yeah right we say) Paul spent most of the match setting up his fellow players and his son with his customary inch perfect passes which was great to witness. He then reminded us just why he was one of the worlds best players by volleying a shot just inside the half way line that left the goal keeper motionless. The keeper just watched it rocket into the back of the net just as we did. It was a special moment.