The sponsorship was arranged through Lewis, guardian of one of the BSYFC girl players, who contacted club coach Lee Lawson, suggesting the company he was working with could potentially donate funds to the team.
AV Birch were working in the area and wanted to give something back to the local community. This was great timing, as Lee was already in the process of looking into sourcing kit for the girls.
“The coaches, players and parents of BSYFC would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to David Tilsley-Curtis of AV Birch Limited for enabling the team to purchase the training kit. On the night the training kit was given out there was a great sense of excitement and the girls couldn’t wait to get home and try it all on.”
“The players all look great in their new kit. They are really happy; it makes them look and feel like a team.”
BSYFC was established in 1998. It is an FA Charter Standard Community Club covering all age ranges from Reception age upwards. It also runs football sessions for children with disabilities.
The club won the FA Charter Standard Community Club Award in 2016 and was runner-up in the Bristol Post Sports Awards for Community Clubs in 2016.
The younger girls’ teams have increased in numbers over the last season and are always on the lookout for new players whether they are new (wanting to try football for the first time) or already playing for fun in the park or at school.
The girls train on Friday evenings on the artificial pitches at Bradley Stoke Community School. Coaches promote enjoyment, fun and team spirit, provide coaching of football skills and game/match play.
Lee, a Level 1 FA coach, added:
“Any young female football players out there who would like to come and play in a friendly and inclusive environment are more than welcome. To find out more, please phone me on 07973 143586.”
Lee and his colleagues coach girls in the U8 to U11 age range (school Years 2 to 6). BSYFC also run teams for older girls – details and contacts can be found on the club website, www.bsyfc.co.uk
This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 11). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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