Ovenden West Riding AFC has a newly kitted out junior section thanks to sponsorship from Leeds-based Reward Finance.
Having been founded in 1980 as an over 18 open age team, the Ovenden West Riding junior section was established six years ago and is now really popular with teams from under six through to under 13s who all play in the Huddersfield junior football leagues. There is even a Little Messi section which caters for those under six.
Speaking about the sponsorship, Elizabeth Harrison, Marketing & Communications Manager at alternative finance provider Reward Finance, said,
“The club is very much family orientated and provides an excellent community hub. It is also wonderful seeing so many children involved and enjoying their football, across all age groups. We were therefore delighted to sponsor their rain jackets for the thriving junior section so they look the part when they take on other teams in the leagues.”
Chairman of Ovenden West Riding Juniors, Jamie Greenwood, said,
“Despite the vast sums of money that is now awash in the Premier League, grassroots football receives little, if any of it. Therefore to enable a junior football club such as Ovenden West Riding to provide facilities, equipment, coaches and support people, takes and enormous amount of money each year to continue to provide these services.
“Companies such as Reward Finance are the lifeblood of grassroots football. Without their help and kind sponsorship we would not be able to survive.
“We have more than 70 players in the junior section, so to supply them all with a rain jacket is extremely generous and it will make them all feel really proud when they represent Ovenden West Riding Juniors.”