Ripped footie shirts won’t cause any problems for Bedford Girls Under-12s now they have secured sponsorship from clothing repairs and alterations business The ZipYard Bedford.
The Bedford High Street store has signed up to a sponsorship package that will see the ZipYard logo added to the team’s royal blue and black kit in time for the first games of the new football season. In addition, The ZipYard is donating £50 in Bedford High Street Vouchers for the team manager’s ‘player of the season’.
Last season was the seven-a-side team’s best ever and they won a place in the Beds and Herts League Cup Final. They will be playing in the league again this year, and hope to perform even better as they have recruited some talented new players at trials.
The ZipYard Bedford owner Graeme Mulheron believes it is important for businesses to support youth sports teams: “We all know about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise, but team sports are about so much more than that. They provide a great foundation of skills that are just as important in the workplace as on the football pitch. The Bedford Girls Under-12s, their parents and the coach put a lot of time and effort into developing their talent. They really deserve this sponsorship and I look forward to hearing how their season progresses.”
Jill Upton, Treasurer of Bedford Ladies and Girls FC, says: “The Zipyard sponsorship has been a real boost for the girls. It is very exciting for the team to see that they are being taken seriously as players. Girls are able to join our club from the age of seven and it is always wonderful to see their skills and confidence blossom as they play with us.”
More information about Bedford Ladies and Girls FC is available at: http://www.bedfordladies-girlsfc.org/
The ZipYard Bedford is located at 76 High Street, Bedford. More information is available at: http://www.thezipyard.co.uk/bedford/