Hot off the back of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany last summer, women’s football is getting a boost here in the South.
Kingsclere Ladies FC have just signed a three year sponsorship deal with local listings company HugoFox.com. It’s yet another sign of a promising future for women’s football.
Chairman of HugoFox.com, Michael Thompson says that it’s vital that the sport is bolstered right from grass roots level, giving players the determination to carry the game as far as they can. He added:
“Kingsclere Ladies’ Club is an example of the strength and determination that gets teams to a world class level. The drive to perform to the best of one’s ability, whether it’s a league game or in a packed stadium, is something that we can take from these smaller clubs. We are proud to be sponsoring the women’s team and wish them every success in the future.”
Kingsclere Ladies have established themselves in the Hampshire County Women’s Football League, playing at the Fieldgate centre and training hard every week. They have a strong squad but are always on the lookout for new members.
The sponsorship funding contributed by HugoFox.com will be put towards the home and away kits as well as general upkeep of their training facilities and the pitch.
Manager of Kingsclere Ladies, Ashley Davis, herself a qualified FA referee, says the sponsorship agreement has been a real morale boost for the ladies. She says:
“It’s brilliant to be able to accept some financial support from the local community. All our ladies are totally committed to the game and want to see the club thrive. If there’s talent there then we want to harness that. Having the backing of HugoFox has given us a great way of kickstarting the season.”
For more information, visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/kingsclereladiesfc