21/09/2016

Gedling South Bank FC under 9 Rangers boosted by kit sponsorship

A junior football team in Nottingham entered the new season on a high after securing a kit sponsorship deal with house-builder Bloor Homes. Gedling Southbank Under 9 Rangers are making their debut as a seven-a-side team in the Nottinghamshire Elizabethan League this year, after competing in the five-a-side league last season.

Due to the increase in player numbers, the team, who play their home games at Arnold Mill Primary School, were in desperate need of a new kit.
 
And Bloor Homes, whose Spring Park development is located just down the road in Mapperley, have paid for each of the 12 squad members to be kitted out in stylish new red and white striped jerseys.
 
The kit sponsorship rounded off a memorable summer for the Rangers, who won the pre-season Cotgrave Tournament and enjoyed a training session at St George’s Park National Football Centre in Burton, where they caught a glimpse of Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
 
And it comes in the wake of Gedling Southbank being named the best Charter standard club in the country by the FA in recognition of its contribution to the local community.
 
Team manager Daniel Allen, who has been coaching the team for the past three years as they have risen up the age categories, said: “All the players are really excited about stepping up to seven-a-side and we’re absolutely over the moon that Bloor Homes is sponsoring us.
 
“The new kit looks fantastic and we won our first tournament wearing it so it has already brought us good luck! 
 
“St George’s Park was a great experience for the kids, and I’m hoping it will prove a massive source if inspiration to them in the season ahead.”
 
Michele Rose, Regional Sales Director at Bloor Homes Midlands, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Gedling Southbank Under 9 Rangers as they take this exciting next step in their footballing careers.
 
“We’re thrilled that the team won their first tournament playing in the new kit and we wish them all the best for a successful season.”