NG backs grassroots football as season kick-off
7th September 2021
The COVID-19 epidemic has had a huge impact and all levels of football have suffered, causing unprecedented damage, but NG Chartered Surveyors will support grassroots football this season after announcing a sponsorship package with a local Under 8s team.
NG are now the shirt sponsors of Burton Joyce FC Under 8s Blues as the team embarks on a season in the highly competitive YEL league. Head of commercial property management, James McArthur, said:
“This last 18 months has been really tough on kids of all ages. Being in lockdown has had a massive detrimental impact, as children have not been able to get out and play with their friends and enjoy the beautiful game. My son became a member of Burton Joyce Football Club just before the first Lockdown and when training was allowed, he really flourished and grew in confidence. The set-up there is amazing from coaches to facilities and when Kate Hardisty, Coach of Burton Joyce Under 8s Blues, sent out an email looking for support, there was no hesitation in NG getting involved.
“Over the summer, the England team made the nation proud in the Euros. Players like Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling are using their football skills to raise awareness of issues outside football, such as racism and child poverty. These are more than footballers and it is amazing to see; they are people I am proud young football fans can look up to and aspire to be like.”
Kate Hardisty said:
“Having been involved in coaching younger children over the past 18 months, I was extremely excited to be given the opportunity to step up and manage the U8’s Blues team. The BJFC community club has offered me, and the team, tremendous support, and with the support of NG Chartered Surveyors, we have been able to focus our pre-season training on areas such as being part of a team, looking out for your team members and bringing the best out of ourselves and others; all life skills which will see the kids thrive on and off the pitch. Here’s to a great first year of a team playing together and for each other!”