BRIGHOUSE-based oil manufacturer, Millers Oils, has launched a new partnership with Brighouse Juniors Football Club.
It comes as the club looks to expand its operations and improve the facilities at its Broad Oak Park base at Hove Edge.
Millers Oils has committed to a long term deal and financial support that will help the club move closer to providing all-weather surfaces at the ground.
Brighouse Juniors, which was formed in 1989 has 30 teams, from under-six to under-18 levels.
The club’s management committee is chaired by Ian Addy, and already provides facilities and support for over 400 children.
Millers Oils, which has been producing oils and lubricants from its Rastrick Common site since 1887, and employs over 120 people, will be working with the club with immediate effect.
Nevil Hall, joint managing director at Millers Oils, said: “With public sector cuts set to make it difficult for many local sports clubs across Yorkshire to function, I believe it is important that organisations with the ability to support their local institutions do so.
“We are looking forward to getting involved in the club and contributing to its future.”
Ian Addy, said: “The support will not only be a massive boost to our current crop of teams, but will help lay foundations for the next generation of young footballers to get involved in the national sport.”
He said the partnership and sponsorship with Millers Oils was nicely timed as they celebrate their last season and prepare for their 22nd in September at club HQ on Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend.
As previously reported in the Echo there will be coaching and presentations throughout Saturday and then at night parents and guardians will enjoy the annual summer ball, hog roast, bar and music by rock band the Pschoslinkeys.
Tickets are still available from committee member Jane Higson on 07730610406.
On Sunday all the fun of the fair continues as new recruits are signed up and chairman Addy emphasises they would love to see as many new faces as possible for their age groups.
The club has also teamed up with Huddersfield Town to enjoy the benefits of supporting the League One club.
Chairman Addy said: “This is an evolving and exciting partnership with the high profil Terriers.
“I feel it is community based and has benefits for both parties and should continue to develop as such.”
The link will help to raise the profile of the Juniors and the high standards they are trying to achieve.
It also offers discounted tickets to club members to go and support Huddersfield Town and younger members can enjoy the experience of match days and other fun activites
There will also hopefully be support from club coaches and presence at Juniors’ events.
The Terriers have handled the new partnership through their Press Officer Dan Nelson and commercial and business director Sean Jarvis who lives at Southowram.