The Byron Bay U8 Panthers soccer team has been sponsored by electronica outfit Flight Facilities.
The Byron Bay U8 Panthers soccer team has been sponsored by electronica outfit Flight Facilities.

Flight Facilities dad a superstar with soccer sponsorship

KURT Kirsten's son Leroy already thought his dad was a superstar for singing for electronica outfit Flight Facilties in their live shows.

So now Kirsten's convinced the band to become naming sponsors of his son's Byron Bay soccer team he must have the sort of rock god status U2's Bono has always aimed for.

Kirsten's son, Leroy, plays for the Byron Bay Panthers U8 soccer team and it came to his attention the team needed some help updating some of its gear.

In a statement published on the Stoney Roads website, Kirsten explains how it all happened.

"The Under 8 Panthers is a local Byron Bay team that formed a couple of years ago," the statement reads.

"It takes kids from all over the local area and puts them into teams such as the 'Panthers'. When I was kid my dad coached my soccer team.

"It still is a great memory of my childhood , so naturally I wanted to coach my boy Leroy.  There's nothing like seeing your kids have a win on a cold Saturday morning.

"Singing with Flight Facilities for the past five years has been such a great gig and my kids, especially Leroy, just think I am this superstar, which is kind of cool.

"A couple of months ago Leroy came home and said the club was looking for sponsorship so they could buy new equipment, as their gear was getting old." 

Electronica outfit Flight Facilities has sponsored the Byron Bay Panthers U8 soccer team.
Electronica outfit Flight Facilities has sponsored the Byron Bay Panthers U8 soccer team.

"Dad, do you think Flight Facilities could sponsor my soccer team … how cool would that be," Leroy asked his father .

"I said 'let me ask the boys'. Jimmy and Hugo thought it was a great idea and also great for the community," Kirsten says in the statement.

"Leroy thinks he's the coolest kid around and, more importantly, it really does help the Byron Bay Football Club . Go FF xx"



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