Date: Thursday 14 January 2016
Pelsall Villa Colts’ U11 team in Walsall have hit the back of the net after securing a fantastic sponsorship deal with us.
Our West Midlands business unit, which is currently building high-quality homes at Spring Walk in the nearby town of Willenhall, has donated £1,080 to the club to fund new kit for the U11s side.
The team are competing in the Walsall Junior Youth league, sporting their brand new red-and-black strip adorned with the Taylor Wimpey logo and club badge.
Darren Hodgkiss, chairman of the football club, says: “The team are really happy with their new kit, and even though the U11s are getting brand new equipment this donation will in fact benefit everyone at the club.
“The donation has been able to fund everything from socks and waterproof jackets to a first aid kit. Such a generous sponsorship makes a real difference as it’s becoming more and more difficult to raise the money we need and we’re so grateful. We’d like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey as this is actually the second time they’ve sponsored our kits!”
The club, established in 1978, has 13 different teams ranging from the academy team for three to six-year-olds, through to U21s and adults.
“Taylor Wimpey’s donation is really helpful as our club actually sponsors two youth football teams in Gambia, so the equipment that we no longer use will be sent over to them,” adds Darren.
“Our equipment gets handed down through the teams here, and at the end of each season we gather up all of the kit that we will no longer need and it is sent over for our sponsored teams to use.
“I visit Gambia about twice a year to go and help out with a bit of coaching, and I’ve actually seen the teams over there wearing our kits that are years old. I’ve seen a Gambian player wearing a shirt that was originally owned by my son Tom ten years ago!
“It makes you really appreciate what we have here and receiving sponsorship from a company such as Taylor Wimpey is massive for us.”
There’s a superb choice of two, three and four-bedroom homes currently available at Spring Walk.