Soccer membership in Banbury will get largest ever sponsorship from native enterprise

Richard Meadows, the chairman of the management committee at Easington Sports FC, and first team manager Matt Giles (photo from Easington Sports FC)

Richard Meadows, the chairman of the management committee at Easington Sports FC, and first team manager Matt Giles (photo from Easington Sports FC)
Richard Meadows, the chairman of the administration committee at Easington Sports activities FC, and first crew supervisor Matt Giles (photograph from Easington Sports activities FC)

The Easington Sports activities Soccer Membership has introduced Banbury agency Hawkins Group of Firms, who’ve been the membership’s most important First Staff sponsor, has pledged a brand new £10,000 package deal of help for the FA Constitution Normal Neighborhood Membership.

Easington Sports activities Chairman Richard Meadows mentioned: “We’re lucky that Hawkins Group of Firms has offered fixed help over the past 10 years to assist us to develop the bottom at Addison Street, however a £10,000 contribution this yr will actually take the First Staff ahead.

“The elevated prices of managing fixtures within the Hellenic Division mixed with the lack of income from the clubhouse bar has meant the membership has needed to be extra cautious with their help for the grownup part this season.

Spectators can have seen the Hawkins emblem on the primary crew shirts and across the floor for quite a lot of seasons, however this expanded partnership will result in additional enhancements on and off the pitch.

The corporate will now sponsor the away package for all three grownup males’s groups as a part of the brand new sponsorship.

Easington Sports activities has labored laborious to make sure all women and boys youth groups can return to grassroots soccer in a secure method this summer season. However this has confirmed harder for the grownup part as a result of age and dimension of the clubhouse, which poses quite a lot of challenges as a way to make the surroundings secure for spectators and gamers.

A part of the £10,000 funding can be used alongside Soccer Basis Matchday funds to refurbish the altering rooms and bathroom services to make it simpler to keep up hygiene through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr Meadows added: “We’re so grateful {that a} distinguished native household enterprise is not only persevering with to help us, however is in truth ramping up their dedication in these unprecedented instances.

“Probably the most we’ve ever been sponsored is £1,400 from one sponsor which makes this huge information for us.”

The Easington Sports activities FC’s first crew at present fields a facet consisting of nearly all Banbury gamers, together with seven gamers 22 years or youthful, which inserts in with the goals of the membership.

Mr Meadows added: “Since all grassroots soccer for youth groups and the grownup part has ceased and the restart of the season stays unsure for golf equipment throughout the nation this dedication from Hawkins Group of Firms is due to this fact most welcome.

“It is going to imply Easington Sports activities can look ahead to a return to soccer with improved services and the data they will proceed to help the primary crew in the most effective methods doable as they give the impression of being set for a testing finish to the season within the new yr.”

The Hawkins Group, based mostly in Thorpe Approach, Banbury, is an increasing UK based mostly building enterprise.

Mike Hawkins, the corporate’s managing director, mentioned: “We’re very proud to be related to Easington Sports activities as they’ve labored so laborious to create a implausible neighborhood membership that gives alternatives for ladies and boys to play youth soccer proper by way of to grownup soccer.

“In addition to this monetary package deal we’re additionally eager to supply our help and experience in different methods to assist the grownup sections, together with the women part, handle the challenges forward of them as they’ve discovered a return to soccer a lot tougher.

“We are going to proceed to work with Easington Sports activities to search out methods to spice up the profile of the primary crew to allow them to maintain their current success on this greater customary of soccer, and also will look to financially help the women crew subsequent season.”

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