Here come the girls! Young footballers cheered on by estate agent sponsors

Creating a new footballing buzz – members of the Welland Valley FC girls’ team – sponsored by Harrison Murray – pictured with area director Su Snaith.

In Northamptonshire the success of the long-running Welland Valley football club is continuing, with the newly formed Mens’ Team (made up of experienced and new players) creating a buzz on the playing field. However, the club has added another sporting string to its bow, thanks to the ongoing sponsorship and support of independent estate agents and valuers Harrison Murray.

With four branches in and around Northampton, Harrison Murray has been offering annual sponsorship to the club for more than a decade. The 2010/2011 donation has helped to form the club’s first ever girls’ team. Club chairman Mick Watts said: “The Harrison Murray sponsorship has helped the club not only to buy new kit displaying the company’s blue and yellow logo for some of the adult and youth teams, but to meet demand in putting together an Under 11s girls team. The interest so far has been great, and we have already signed up a number of players to work alongside a very enthusiastic coach to train in preparation for next season.”

He added: “The money also helps to maintain our ground and buy new training equipment. Without the help of Harrison Murray we would not have the teams we have now – and as a result, the 200 players, managers and coaches who are involved with the club.”

Su Snaith, Harrison Murray area director based in Northamptonshire, said: “It’s wonderful to see how our sponsorship is being used not only to sustain the success of the club, but to help it grow and develop – particularly with the establishment of the girls’ team. We are delighted to maintain our links with the club and to see first hand all the fabulous things it is achieving within the Wootton community and beyond.

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