Junior football: Win a new strip for your team courtesy of Recognition Express

Does your junior football club need a brand new strip?


For the second year running, local promotional products and branded clothing specialist Recognition Express is running a competition for Under 16 teams to nominate their unsung heroes.

The prize is a set of new football shirts, shorts and socks for the team’s 2018/2019 season in a design of their choosing.

Last year the competition was won by Heston Fairclough, the coach of AFC Bentley Academy under 15s team.

Paul Pharro, director of Recognition Express Dearne Valley, said: “A brand new kit has a motivational effect on boys and girls playing in any football team, but as we learned during last year’s campaign it’s much harder for junior clubs to find sponsors and many parents can’t afford to pay out for new strips.

“Every football club has an unsung hero whether it be a coach, supporter, groundsman or a player who works tirelessly on match days and behind the scenes, always going the extra mile for the team.

“We want to recognise the contribution these unsung heroes make to junior football teams and thought it would be a fitting reward for them to win a brand new strip for his or her team ready for next season.

“In junior clubs this could also be a teacher, parent or even a grandparent who turns out to help come rain or shine.

“We wanted to give something back to the community we serve and as we specialise in recognition products, promotional items and branded clothing it makes sense for us to combine donating a new team strip to a local junior football club with recognising an unsung hero.”

The competition is open to all under 16s junior football clubs playing in the Dearne Valley area.

To enter visit https://www.recognition-express.com/dearne-valley/nominate-football-hero and complete the entry form.

The closing date is Sunday, April 8, 2018.