YOUNG footballers in Kenilworth have scored vital kit sponsorship from local businesses.
Kenilworth Wardens Junior Football Club received £2,000 from Talisman Shopping Centre and Leamington-based commercial property agents Wareing & Company as the businesses renewed the sponsorship of the boys’ team kit for another year.
The sponsorship will enable the club to help cover rising running costs and allow its coaches to undergo new training courses now required by the FA.
Kenilworth Wardens has seen rapid growth of its membership – especially among girls – since the England women’s football team’s runner-up position at the 2023 World Cup and its triumph at the 2022 European Championships.
Andrew Watts, from Kenilworth Wardens, said: “A few years ago, we didn’t have a girls’ section at all. But thanks to the efforts of the Lionesses, it’s our fastest growing section with 70 players across six teams.
“We’re also seeing an increase in membership on the boys’ side too, which shows it’s not just young girls who England have inspired.
“Despite this success, pitch hire costs have increased which has not made things easy for us. Generous sponsorship deals can make such a difference to a club like ours.
“That’s why we must thank Talisman Shopping Centre and Wareing & Company for renewing their sponsorship – it really means a lot.”
To find out more about Kenilworth Wardens visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/kenilworthwardensfc