Calderdale’s newest junior football club, King Cross Juniors, has agreed a long term partnership with Halifax company, Polyframe, that will see the clubs’ home ground renamed ‘The Polyframe Academy’.
“Polyframe has already shown huge commitment to our younger children’s development with its sponsorship of our U6 section (the Polyframe Pirates),” said club chairman, Mark Whelan. “However, we are absolutely delighted to agree this £15,000 deal which will help move the club to the next level. We believe this deal to be one of the biggest junior football sponsorship deals in Yorkshire and for a relatively new club like ours, it’s incredible.”
As well as playing home games at the newly named Polyframe Academy, every team will carry the Polyframe logo on the back of its shirts. The club’s adult teams will also wear Polyframe team kit. The money will be spent on improving equipment and facilities ‘both on and off the pitch’.
Simon Loker, marketing manager at Polyframe, said: “Polyframe has a long track record of backing local initiatives and has sponsored many sports clubs in the past, including Halifax Town Football Club. After our initial discussions with King Cross Juniors, it was obvious that they had a great vision for junior football in Halifax. We were looking to invest in a local project that was more than ‘a name on a shirt’, and we believe this tie-up with a local club will truly aid the development of young children locally.
,“We love the ideas behind the Polyframe Pirates, so much so, that after discussions, we offered a three-year deal, despite the club looking for two years. This a fantastic opportunity for U6 children in Halifax and we’re proud to help.”
Mark Whelan concluded: “I can’t thank Polyframe enough for their co-operation. We are looking to double the number of children involved at our club within the time frame of this deal and we are also looking to invest in good quality coaching. This deal helps enormously.”