MYFC's Alex Reynolds and Robin Gibson with England Manager Gareth Southgate as part of the Nike Partner Club EventAs part of their partnership with the England National Football Team and FA, Nike offer leading Youth Football clubs in the country a chance to apply for partnerships to help raise the profile and quality of grass roots football.
Marlborough Youth Football Club has been selected to become a Nike partner club, on a four year arrangement.
What does this mean for MYFC? They are now one of just 230 clube across the country to achieve this support which will be in the form of financial support for coaching qualifications and wider guidance.
Nike has recognised the outstanding work that MYFC do for the development of youth football across this region and as a result this new arrangement gives:
- Access to coaching bursaries within Wiltshire FA.
- Consistent identity for the all MYFC teams, via Discount Nike Football Kits, which will be used for all new kits supplied by new and existing MYFC sponsors. This will apply across all age groups, Angels and Mixed football.
- The partnership has been forged as part of the continued ambitions to develop MYFC, and to align with the FA’s ‘DNA pathway’, itself a nationwide initiative to help standardise coaching strategy to clubs across the country.
Chair Stuart Slater would like to thank Nike, along with Discount Football Kits, plus all MYFC coaches, volunteers and of course players. This represents a significant step forward in the club's development.
On Friday last week (20 October) Lisa Wakeman (back row, 3rd from right) of Watrose presented Geoff Pratt (back row far right) of Marlborough Youth Football Club (MYFC) with a cheque for £357 - from the Waitrose Community Support Green Token scheme.
U14s in the news Rick Stein sponsored kit on the steps of the Marlborough restaurant along with the U9 team in their new Crown Water & Coffee sponsored kit
Coinciding with the first anniversary of Rick Stein's Marlborough restaurant opening, the new Rick Stein sponsored strip for the Marlborough Youth Football Club (MYFC) under 14 team was unveiled on the steps of the restaurant whilst the U9 team secured sponsorship for their new kit from Crown Water & Coffee with help from the internatioal coffee brand, Douwe Egbert.
Announcement - from Stuart Slater - Chair of Marlborough Youth Football Club
I am privileged to announce that MYFC now have, would you believe it, THREE HUNDRED registered players...!
Quite unbelievable. From 20-30 players in 2009, to where we are now. It has not been our mission to recruit higher and higher numbers for the sake of it, instead we have simply responded and tried to resource/accommodate the continuous stream of players who wish to play in mighty Orange! It tells me we must be doing something right.
A remarkable milestone, of which I am personally very proud indeed.
Again therefore, a THANK YOU to all coaches, helpers, sponsors, exec, the committee, everyone associated with the club, and especially the players! Here's to another great season ahead.... unbelievable!
(PS - we need volunteers now more than ever!)