We are delighted to announce that we have sponsored the two Crosspool Juniors FC Under-11s teams by providing them with rain jackets.
Alex Gage has helped the Under-11s Green and Red teams, who both play in the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League to look the part for their matches this season.
Team members have been proudly sporting the new black rain jackets, which are in-keeping with their team colours, for training and matches as the autumnal weather closes in.
Alex, who has a diploma in sports vision, has supported the junior football team for three years after he first came across them on the Crosspool community website.
A keen sportsman himself, he said: “We are always enthusiastic about supporting the local community and it is a pleasure to help the youngsters who are taking part in sport in this way.
“They are a talented group of footballers and we’re keen to continue our support as they progress as a team. We hope they enjoy wearing their new jackets and wish them every success for this season.”
Alex previously co-sponsored a rain shelter for the team when they played at Under-9s level.
The Green and Red teams are managed by Matthew Franklin and Ted Baker respectively and train at Tapton School in Crosspool.
Matthew, who has managed the team since they were playing as Under-8s, said: “As a community football team, we are very grateful for the generosity of businesses like Alex Gage Family Optometrist.
“It is thanks to their commitment to local sports that we’re able to operate in the way we do. The players are working very well in their teams, and for this age group, I think success is about keeping it fun for the children. We try to develop life skills, not just football ones.
“On behalf of the boys and the parents, we’d like to say thank you to Alex Gage for sponsoring our kit again.”