Team gets a new kit.
A Nottinghamshire family business has given its support to Stanton Ilkeston Football Club.
ALD Facades is a company that is keen to help its employees and their families, so when a colleague asked the company if it would purchase a kit for his son’s football team, the answer was yes.
Stanton Ilkeston Under-10s now have a smart yellow and black kit in which to play their matches.
Danny Thorne, Operations Manager for the Flat Roofing Division of ALD Facades Ltd, recently attended one of the team’s training sessions to watch the boys in action wearing their new strip. Danny said: “The family ethics of the club are totally in line with ALD’s and really it is our honour to purchase the kits for them. The club provides such a positive experience for all its members and we are very proud to help in this way. We certainly look forward to following the progress of the team over the next few years!”
The historic Stanton Ilkeston Football Club began life back in 1921 as the local team for workers from the Stanton Ironworks. From these early days as a works team the club has, in recent years, evolved into a community-based organisation with over 250 players of all ages. The Under 10s team offers youngsters the opportunity to participate in a game of football as well as embrace the spirit of fair play and respect. The team’s coach said “Having the team wearing a professional football kit gives them a sense of unity and professionalism during their Sunday morning matches where they compete under the Derby Junior League. We are all so proud of the boys and to watch them grow into their kits in more ways than one will be a tremendous privilege.”