Football youngsters net major motor retail sponsorship
Budding football talent at a local club are looking to kick on to greater things after receiving the backing of one of the UK’s biggest motor retailers.
Under 18s team Burpham Ospreys, part of Burpham Juniors FC, is now sponsored by Lookers Skoda Guildford, which will see the retail group provide branded kits, jackets, training bibs and balls.
Burpham Juniors is based at Sutherland Memorial Ground and was established in 2000 to promote children’s football within Guildford.
The club’s teams, which run from under 5-6s to under 18s, are run entirely by parent volunteers, who give their time freely to enable youngsters to play.
As part of the sponsorship, Lookers Skoda will also display some of its range of vehicles on the side-lines of home matches.
The two-year agreement is part of Lookers’ community engagement strategy, which has seen it sponsor men and women’s teams and individuals in everything from football and rugby to martial arts and motocross.
Jo Edmondson, Head of Business at Lookers Skoda Guildford, said: “We're really looking forward to forging a close relationship with Burpham Juniors FC and the Burpham Ospreys in particular as some of its young talent look to move forward with their footballing careers. It’s local initiatives like this that helps to provide the glue that keeps communities together, so we are extremely happy to help this one continue its good work.”
Philip Johns, Spokesman for Burpham Juniors, said: “It’s fantastic to have Lookers on board and it will provide a big boost to these young players to have such a big-name retailer on their chests. We look forward to working with Lookers, which I’m sure will help us attract more attention and hopefully more young talent to the team.”