Gainsborough footballers score hat-trick of sponsorship deals

Marshall Sports Under 11s
Marshall Sports Under 11s

A local junior football side have scored a hat-trick of sponsorship deals, to net new kits and footballs.

Marshalls Sports Under 11s, who ply their trade in the Jack Kalson Junior Saturday League, have secured links with AA Hot Tub Sales, 6 C’s Mechanical Services Ltd and Flex-Pak Ltd.

Coach Kev Housham admits that squaring up to top quality opposition from the Scunthorpe area is a big test for the local youngsters.

But the backing of Gainsborough firms has given them a confidence boost, he believes.

“It’s fantastic really, to see the smiles on the kids’ faces when they got a brand new kit, it proves that people support them,” he said.

“They’ve been very well supported this year, and it’s a big boost for the club.”

“It’s essential really, the club would struggle to provide new kits for every team, so these sponsorships make the team partly self funding which is a massive boost.”

The youngsters might have found the going tough at a new age group level this season, after four years together, but they’re working hard to make it a successful campaign.

Housham said: “The season so far as proved a real test.”

“But with the commitment the team are showing with their regular fitness sessions on a Monday and skills based training on a Thursday, along with 100 per cent dedication to improve, it will not be long before all that comes together and results start turning in their favour.”

Last weekend the boys picked up their first win of the season, hammering Scotter Sharks 7-1, a result that will delight their new sponsors and give the team confidence ahead of the second half of the 2014/15 season.

The backers include Andy and Alison Martin of AA Hot Tub Sales who supply their match day footballs.

Training balls are sponsored by Darryl Kelsey of 6 C’s Mechanical Services Ltd, a plumbing and heating company based in Gainsborough.

And a brand new squad kit has been handed over by a trio of local businessman, namely Mark Rodgers, Paul Rodgers and Mark Leeson who together own the engineering company Flexi-Pak Ltd.