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Sponsorship brings new kit for BSYFC girls

Posted on Monday 15th May 2017 at 9:48 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Bradley Stoke Youth FC girls in training kit sponsored by AV Birch Limited.

The girls’ teams at Bradley Stoke Youth FC (BSYFC) have smart new training kits, thanks to a £400 donation from national engineering company AV Birch Limited.

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.

Lee said:

“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.

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McDonald’s boost for local grassroots team

Posted on Sunday 18th December 2016 at 7:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Youth FC's U6 team players and coaches celebrate receiving a brand new free kit courtesy of local McDonald’s franchisee Mike Guerin.

Local football team Bradley Stoke Youth FC U6s have received a brand new free kit courtesy of local McDonald’s franchisee Mike Guerin and the McDonald’s FA Kit Scheme.

The McDonald’s scheme, now in its third year, has provided over 175,000 kits to clubs across the UK with 70,000 new football kits being delivered this year. This year has seen a huge number of applications from clubs across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who were eligible to order a brand new kit, choosing from a number of styles and colours.

To mark the occasion, Bradley Stoke Youth FC held an event at their training ground, inviting local McDonald’s franchisee Mike Guerin to come along to celebrate the U6s receiving their new strip of kits for this year’s season.

Local McDonald’s franchisee, Mike Guerin, who is a keen supporter of grassroots football, said:

“Bradley Stoke Youth FC is a club that is close to my heart, and an excellent example of a grassroots club which has a real community spirit. I am thrilled to be able to supply the young players with a new kit to achieve great things in this season! The kit scheme is something that McDonald’s is incredibly proud to be able to roll out to clubs all over the country. I would like to thank Bradley Stoke Youth FC for inviting me along to celebrate with them in receiving their new kit and wish them the best for this year’s season.”

Martin Lee from Bradley Stoke Youth FC said:

“We’re hugely grateful to McDonald’s for donating a new kit for our U6 team. An average team strip costs around £500 per season, so this really is a huge saving for us and means we can spend the money on other areas of the club that need it. The kids absolutely love wearing their new strip. Having the kit has created fantastic unity and team spirit and has given the kids extra motivation to train and have a great season.”

More: Scheme is part of the McDonald’s 14-year Community Partnership »

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Local firms happy to help BSYFC U14 Girls

Posted on Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 10:08 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Youth FC U14 Girls team in match day jackets provided courtesy of The Physio Clinic.

The U14 girls at Bradley Stoke Youth FC (BSYFC) are now dressed for success thanks to a generous donation from new match day sponsor The Physio Clinic. The under-14 age group have recently received brand new match day jackets courtesy of The Physio Clinic, where an experienced team of physiotherapists, sports massage therapists and strength and conditioning coaches are available to all Bristol residents.

Commenting on the donation, Pete Tang, lead clinician and director at The Physio Clinic, said:

“We’ve been working in the area since 2007 and feel very much part of the local community. We’re delighted to have been able to contribute to the girls’ football team in this way and to provide them with a match day jacket each means they will be able to stay warm and arrive at matches in style from now on.”

James Eveleigh, manager and BSYFC club officer, added:

“The girls were very excited to get their new jackets. They look very professional and turning up for the matches in their jackets only further strengthens the strong bond the girls share. We are delighted to have The Physio Clinic as our new match day sponsor and can’t thank Pete and The Physio Clinic enough!”

In addition to their new match day sponsor, the U14 Girls have also received more backing in the shape of a new training sponsor, Muzzy’s Kebabs.

Muzzy’s is a mobile takeaway located on Ash Ridge Road in Bradley Stoke and they recently sponsored new training tops for all the U14 girls so they can now train in comfort and style.

More: Club proud of FA Charter Standard Community Status »

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Recruitment drive at Bradley Stoke United

Posted on Saturday 15th October 2016 at 9:49 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke United FC players.

Local youth football club Bradley Stoke United (BSUFC), which runs teams for under-5s (reception school year) through to under-18s, has ambitious plans for expansion and is looking to recruit more players and sponsors.

Following the appointment of new committee members in June, the club has launched a new website on the popular Pitchero platform and recently recruited around 20 new players at an open skills and training session for players in the U6 to U11 age range.

Established in April 1998, the club stages an annual tournament in June, which this year attracted around 100 teams and 800 people from the local area and further afield, e.g. South Wales.

Phil Townsend, vice chair, says while the club currently has 134 registered players, the new committee is aiming to have 200 youngsters playing regularly and enjoying football with BSUFC.

The club’s U5 and U6 (school year 1) teams, which were officially launched on 5th October, are called Bradley Stoke Tigers (reflecting the club colours of red and black stripes). Several local schools are promoting the initiative and there has already been a lot of interest.

The club is especially keen to recruit players into its U7, U8 and U9 squads, which all have willing coaches but sometimes lack the numbers to arrange and play friendlies.

The U10 to U18 squads all have experienced coaches and the teams play league and cup football to a good standard.

The Tigers through to U11s train every Wednesday on AstroTurf at Goals North Bristol, Wise Campus, New Road, Stoke Gifford BS34 8LP.

Apart from its annual tournament, the club stages an annual awards party and a Christmas party, and has several other events in the planning, such as trips to England matches, trips to St George’s Park (the English Football Association’s national football centre) and an annual tour.

Phil adds: “At BSUFC, our objective is regular football for all, i.e. everyone gets a game!”

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BSYFC players treated to third Wembley date

Posted on Saturday 17th September 2016 at 9:50 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Youth FC players and coaches at Wembley Stadium for the 2016 FA Community Shield game.

By Martin Lee of Bradley Stoke Youth FC (BSYFC).

Bradley Stoke Youth FC was again selected from all the FA Charter Standard Clubs in the UK and Ireland to walk around the Wembley pitch before the Community Shield match of Manchester United v Leicester City. This is the third time in three years that BSYFC have been selected and once again we were proud to be one of only seven clubs to be selected for this great experience.

BSYFC was represented by squad players from the U14 girls and the U9s. The day started at 8.45am with the coach rolling out of Bradley Stoke for arrival at Wembley for 11.45am. The journey was fine but just how many “are we nearly there yet” questions did we have to answer?

On arrival we were based in the Press Room for the majority of the day where at 12.30pm we had our first walk around the Wembley pitch as we performed the rehearsal for the main event. We had our photo taken by the main photographer out on the pitch with our BSYFC placards and the squad. Then back to the Press Room for lunch. After lunch, we had a football quiz. This highlighted just how little the management team of Scott Brown, Martin Lee and Ross Lee actually know about general football stuff. We will need to do more revising if we get selected again next year! We had our final briefing and it was time for the real thing.

We walked past the Manchester United and Leicester City changing rooms and into position in the tunnel area next to the Leicester City team, who were completing their warm up. Then we got the thumbs up to start the walk. We came out to 90,000 supporters applauding as we walked around the pitch. We got to the corner flag of the pitch then had to turn onto the pitch just behind the goal where we stood between the goal and the corner flag waving our flags. The TV camera was coming up and down filming us and we could be seen on the TV screens. At last we are famous!

The teams then came out of the tunnel with us forming a guard of honour with the flags. We then all sang the National Anthem and when the players split to come towards the goal we moved off waving our flags while walking proudly behind the massive BSYFC placard as we went. We were out on the Wembley pitch for about 20 minutes – what a great experience for the players of BSYFC.

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