Young people from Barrow Town Football Club in Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough, are sporting a new football kit, thanks to an £800 donation from Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry.
Having outgrown a previous kit, the budding footballers – aged 15 and 16 – were gifted the funding as they continue to tackle the competition in Division One of the Leicestershire Youth League and Quarter Finals of the Leicestershire u16 County Cup.
Mike Coyne, commercial director at Barrow Town Football Club, said: “The players are very pleased with their new kit. Having Tarmac’s logo on the new shirts looks very professional and that’s given the team a lift.”
Mark Wainwright, Barrow Town FC u16 manager, said: “Being able to identify with Tarmac and Barrow Town has helped the players to collaborate and create a culture of togetherness regardless of results.
“The upshot is, results are improved and are going very well this season. The team certainly look the part when taking the field.”
With part of the donation, Barrow Town Football Club also purchased promotional boards featuring their local branch of a national mental health charity. Following this – and as part of their relationship with the charity – a number of coaches received mental wellbeing training in a bid to better support the young players.
Mike said: “On behalf of the club, the u16 management team and players, I would like to pass on our thanks for your support. It is much appreciated. It’s good to have this relationship with such a well-known and supportive company like Tarmac.”
Rob Lees, area operations manager at Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry, said: “I’m happy to see that the donation from Tarmac has enabled the club to provide the under 16s team with a new kit, and that they are enjoying wearing them.
“It’s great that the donation also aided the club to promote and secure beneficial mental health awareness training, which I’m sure will help both the team and the local community.”