A community minded estate agent has kitted out a group of junior footballers and their coaches with stylish new tracksuit tops.
The local branch of Manning Stainton sponsored the Guiseley Greens Under 8’s as part of its on-going Community Support Programme, a fund set up to help worthwhile groups and organisations.
Rhiannon Barclay, a Sales Negotiator at the company’s Guiseley branch, says: ‘All the boys are football mad and it is great that they have a group of dedicated coaches to help them learn new skills and have fun in a safe environment.
‘Sport plays such an important role in the development of our young people. Not only does it help them keep fit, it also teaches them the importance of teamwork which is why we are so pleased to lend our support.’
The team are part of Guiseley Juniors Football Club, the largest of its kind in the country with more than 500 registered players and over 50 teams across a range of age groups from Under 7 to Under 17.
The Greens compete in the Craven, Aire & Wharfe Junior League and play their home matches at Yeadon Cricket Club. The boys also attend weekly training sessions at St Mary’s Catholic School in Menston.
Team Manager John Bailey says: ‘All the teams are responsible for their own fundraising so we are extremely grateful to Manning Stainton for their generous support in providing the new tops.’
Over the last 12 months, Manning Stainton has donated in excess of £50,000 to over 50 worthwhile organisations through its support programme. Other local beneficiaries have included Guiseley Primary Pre- School, the Guiseley Christmas Lights Appeal and Yeadon Cricket Club.
The company’s Guiseley branch is open seven days a week and the team is ready to take customer calls from 8am-8pm every day. It is one of 19 Residential Sales and Lettings branches across West and North Yorkshire helping people move.