Football sponsorship

August 9th, 2017

A girls’ football team is ‘heading’ in the right direction thanks to sponsorship from Cumbria Waste Group.

The company’s logo now adorns the strips of the Cockermouth Junior Football Club Under-8s team, who play in the West Cumbria Girls Youth League.

The team was only formed at the very end of last season with just six players and has now grown to a total of 12.

The sponsorship request was made by Mike Blair, who works for Cumbria Waste Group as a Site Operative in Distington. Mike’s daughter Evie plays for the team.

He said: “There has been a boom in the number of girls wanting to play junior football in Cockermouth over the last 12 months, so much so that we now have four teams.

“Like any junior football club, it costs money to hire pitches, buy equipment, football trips and run training sessions, so any help we can receive is gratefully received.

“I was delighted when my own employer agreed to pay for the strips the girls wear and on behalf of everyone at the club, we would like to thank Cumbria Waste Group for their support.”

Mike Bareham, Managing Director of Cumbria Waste Group, said: “We operate across Cumbria and always strive, where possible, to help local communities.

“This is an excellent example and we are pleased to have been able to support local grassroots football in Cumbria and a club which is doing great work in promoting football to girls.”