A mobility company based in South Yorkshire have been announced as sponsors for the North East Powerchair Football League.
Clark & Partners are specialist suppliers of wheelchairs and powerchairs. The decision follows on from their continuous work with powerchair football teams.
Craig Vernon, Wheelchair & Seating Specialist for Clark & Partners, liaises with the teams on a regular basis and says that the sponsorship is the next logical step.
He says: “We are thrilled that we are official sponsors of the North East Powerchair Football League. We work closely with the teams and this next positive step just strengthens our relationship with them. We look forward to raising the profile of the sport and our continued work and support of the teams.”
Craig will be attending matches and guiding the teams through the complexities of ordering the most suitable powerchair to meet the demands of the sport.
It’s not just about how the powerchair performs; it’s also about getting the colours just right. Players often have particular preferences to customise their chair and make it unique. A recent request was for a tiger orange chair with a black stripe.
Lee Brennan, Treasurer of the league, says: “We were delighted when Clark & Partners announced their sponsorship.
“Sport is incredibly important for disabled people as it breeds confidence and self-esteem. Clark & Partners’ involvement will give more powerchair users the chance to enjoy the sport and the benefits it brings.”
Kat Easson is the Development Officer for the northern leagues. She says: “The involvement of Clark & Partners gives players a great opportunity to learn more about the equipment available to them while playing the sport they love.”
She added: “We are so grateful to Clark & Partners for their support and hope that it will be a long relationship which will enable the league to develop and grow, allowing more players to take part in powerchair football at a competitive level.”
Adam Parry, Sports Development Manager of thePercy Hedley Foundation, says: “It is great to see a local company that wants to support the development of the North East Regional League and help it to grow.
“The sponsorship will allow us to purchase much-needed equipment for the smooth running of the league and to make the league weekends more professional both to spectators and the players.”
The league is now in its third year and as interest in the sport is growing, new teams are forming. League matches are a big event which gives all the teams in the league a chance to meet and play against each other.