Junior footballers given a boost by battery specialist

A youth football team is all charged up for the new season after securing a sponsorship deal with one of the world’s leading battery manufacturers.

Leoch Battery UK Ltd has sponsored Glapwell FC U13s new kit for the 2021-2022 season having previously acted as one of the club’s associate sponsors in 2019.

The Market Harborough-based firm was put in touch with the Derbyshire club by one of its clients – Andrew Perry, of Power Saving Solutions (PSS), who also coaches the U13s side.

Leoch manager of sales Chris North explained: “We’re delighted to sponsor Glapwell FC U13s side and to see our logo displayed proudly on their kit.

“We were happy to help the team because we know how much it means to Andrew who is one of our most valued customers. We’ve worked with PSS for about a decade and it means a great deal to us that they choose us to supply the lithium battery units for their innovative Hussh Pod battery generators.

“We wish Andrew and Glapwell FC U13s all the best for the season.”

The team, which competes against some of the best performing youth teams from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire in the Young Elizabethans League (YEL), has 14 players, including Andrew’s 12-year-old son Ellis who plays in goal.

Andrew said: “Everyone knows there’s a lot of money in football but sadly it doesn’t filter down to grassroots teams like ours.

“Not all parents can afford to pay for football kits for their children but it makes a massive difference to the players when they all compete in a matching kit – it brings them together and gives them a real sense of pride.

“When we came out of lockdown every one of our players came back because the team means so much to them and they had really missed it. The support we’ve received from Leoch means a great deal to our parents and players.

“It also means a great deal to all our coaches because it enables us to concentrate on coaching and organising the sessions without the added pressure of having to secure fundraising.”

To keep up to date with the team’s fortunes visit www.yelonline.com/under-14s/ or to learn more about PSS go to www.powersavingsolutions.co.uk or contact 03030 310409. 

For further information about Leoch Battery UK visitor call 01858 433 330.