Aermec UK is once again sponsoring the Wickford based (now) under 13s blues team of Essex Royals Football Club.
The company is supporting the club by funding their kit and helping to provide facilities needed for the next two seasons. Aermec is also helping to fund training equipment including mobile goals, bibs and training ladders, which can be prohibitively expensive for many clubs.
The Essex Royals’ home is at Barleylands in Billericay, close to Aermec’s headquarters in Basildon. The U13s play their games across the South-East area of Essex.
Paul Lawrence, Managing Director of Aermec is very supportive of the club, believing it is important for businesses to invest in their local communities and help provide young people with sporting opportunities.
“Building relationships with local organisations can benefit everyone. Sponsoring the local team gives Aermec an opportunity to give back to the community – many of our employees and their families live locally – it helps raise our profile but more importantly echoes our company’s ethos of valuing individuals, encouraging, and promoting their well-being and enabling them to grow.”
“Football is a fantastic way of encouraging young players at grass roots levels to work collaboratively, build relationships whilst helping to develop the footballers of tomorrow,” adds Lawrence.
Founded in 1986, Essex Royals Football Club rapidly expanded and during the 90’s established its ‘football for all’ philosophy enabling anybody to come and play football. In 2009 the club expanded further with the addition of a girls’ team and the Essex Royals also achieved Community Charter Standard – the highest level that can be achieved under the FA Charter Standard.
“Aermec is again looking forward to some great football from Essex Royals. We will be looking out for the team’s results and progress for the coming seasons. Their enthusiasm and drive echoes many of Aermec’s own values. We hope that other businesses will also be inspired to invest in their communities and encourage more youngsters to participate in sport,” said Lawrence.