Date: Thursday 01 November 2018
Young Lincolnshire footballers are looking the part on the pitch thanks to a sponsorship boost from our East Midlands regional team.
We donated £800 to HBW United to fund a new blue-and-white striped home kit for the under-12 team as well as a training kit for the under-13 B team. A small amount was left over and the club chose to put this towards new equipment such as bibs and cones for the mini kickers group, made up of children under six years old who train but don’t take part in competitive matches.
HBW United was established in 2008 when Branston, Heighington and Washingborough junior football clubs decided to merge into one. Our East Midlands team wanted to support the club as part of its commitment to helping the community in and around Branston, where it is building new homes at its Windmill Meadow development.
Steve Baker, HBW United Treasurer, said: “We offer a positive, fun and enjoyable environment in which to play football. We want all players to develop a lifelong love of the game, realise their full potential and gain wider social skills. Although it’s nice to win cups and trophies, we measure our success by the number of children we are able to engage and develop in junior football.
“Having their own playing and training kits gives our players a real sense of belonging to the club, and we are delighted that Taylor Wimpey chose to help us fund new kits for the under-12 and under-13 B teams. The players will really look the part on matchdays and I know they will be proud to represent the club."
Rob Curry, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, added: “Football clubs like HBW United do great work in communities such as Branston, giving youngsters the chance to join a team, learn new skills and make friends. We were happy to donate to the club and we’ll be proud to see the players wearing the Taylor Wimpey logo on their kits this season.”