ILKESTON Nissan has lent its support to Heanor Juniors Under-11s Titans with a two-year shirt sponsorship deal.
The dealership has also provided training jackets plus Man of the Match and monthly award trophies.
Founded in 1997, Heanor Juniors currently operates teams from under-7s to under-18s and has achieved FA Charter Standard Development Club status. The club also has a development squad for four-to-six-year-olds to prepare them for matches.
James Ashley, sales manager at the Bristol Street Motors dealership, said: ‘Heanor Juniors is a fantastic community football club with a hard-working committee of volunteers who keep it running.
‘As a community-focused business, we were delighted to have the opportunity to support the under-11s, who will wear our kits this season and, as under-12s, next season.
‘It is important that businesses give something back to the area they work in, and sport is so important for young people, to bring them together and teach life skills such as teamwork and discipline. We couldn’t think of a better organisation to support and we’ll be cheering them on throughout the season.’
Kerry Bird, child welfare officer and media representative at Heanor Juniors, said: ‘We are proud and delighted to be sponsored by such a reputable and well-known company in the local area.
‘As a non-profit organisation, it is always difficult to find funding to support the club, so we are extremely thankful to have them approach us and offer to sponsor us for two years. They also helped us raise money for the club at our summer tournament by donating a Nintendo Switch to one lucky winner of the ‘‘keepy uppy’’ challenge. We are extremely grateful for all their support.’
Members of the under-11s team are pictured on a visit to the dealership