Campey Turf Care Systems has helped keep Kidsgrove Athletic Blues U8's warm over winter as the team's new coat sponsor.
The company has been a long-time supporter of grassroots sport and aims to help clubs at every level provide pitches that encourage participation in football. While the surfaces played on are usually the priority, Campey also knows that it's not as fun to play when you're freezing cold, as does the team's assistant manager, Matt Davies.
"Living in England it does get cold in the winter, so having these nice big coats is great for the boys," Matt began. "The lads like them, and it keeps them warm, which is the main thing. At this age, it's all about the players having fun and developing and anything that can contribute to that, like keeping warm, is important. They're all really enjoying their football, and as a team, they have improved massively over the last year."
"It can be difficult to get sponsors because we need it for different things like balls, etc., so it's great that Campey has got involved. The parents all pay a monthly fee for subs, training and pitch hire, so having a sponsor makes it that bit less expensive for everyone."
The team currently play in a development league which sees each side categorised as they progress through the season, ensuring that games remain competitive and enjoyable. This season, Kidsgrove's improvement has seen them placed into the top tier with the impressive young team also playing a friendly against Stoke City FC U7's.
More information is available at www.campeyturfcare.com