25 June 2012
A major Stevenage employer has been announced as sponsor for a local youth football team.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) have arranged a sponsorship deal with Broadhall Youth F.C., for their under 7s team. The IET will provide sponsorship to fund new kit and equipment and to subsidise the boys’ signing on fees to make it more affordable for the parents.
Kate Berry, Corporate Marketing Manager and Bruce McLelland, Sector Head from the IET attended the presentation evening on Friday 22 June at the Shephall Centre in Stevenage.
The presentation evening for Broadhall Youth Team kicked off with a photo opportunity for the team and their new sponsors with Chris Day, Stevenage F.C.'s goalkeeper.
Kate Berry, the IET’s Corporate Marketing Manager said: “As an institution that is heavily involved in the engineering education market and a major local employer, it is hugely important for us to support the local community. In a year where sport is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, we are proud to support the Broadhall Youth team as an extension to our educational activities.”
Mark Hancock Broadhall Football Club Secretary commented: “We are very grateful to Kate and Bruce and all at the IET for their kind and generous financial support for the club. At a time when money is tight and yet all facilities and equipment seem to cost more and more, it helps enormously to have local businesses like IET support Broadhall Youth F.C.”
Broadhall Youth F.C. was formed in 1996 and in the 16 years since has provided teams for local youngsters to join and enjoy playing football. They provide qualified coaches to manage and encourage children in a safe and organised environment.
The IET is Europe’s largest professional engineering society, sharing and advancing knowledge to promote science, engineering and technology across the world.