An all-girls football team is ready to take on all-comers after receiving a smart new set of kit, courtesy of Svella Connect.
Founded in Derby in 2002, Pride Park FC is run by volunteers to offer girls and women coaching and competitive opportunities in football. As well as a senior squad, the club also runs six junior sides with ages ranging from eight to 16.
The U16 squad was only formed a year ago, and since then has grown its numbers from just three to more than 20.
Next season, the girls will take the pitch with Svella Connect branding on their match shirts – and according to coach Corinne Davies, they couldn’t be more excited at the prospect.
“The girls absolutely love their new kit, and ever since they received the shirts they’ve been sending pictures to all their friends and family on social media,” said Corinne, whose daughter Jessica is one of the U16 players.
“It’s really terrific to see, because there’s a real team spirit there now. And we are extremely grateful for the support of Svella Connect for supporting us with the new kit. It’s a significant expense for the club, and this backing allows us to continue to keep subscriptions at an affordable level and grow the squad even more.”
With the new season still a few weeks away, the Pride Park girls plan to unveil their new shirts at a pre-season tournament later this month.
Svella Connect Managing Director Gavin Davies said: "Our work involves installing fibre broadband to help connect families and communities with the latest media and technology – so, as a business, we are very engaged with local communities across the UK.
“We are pleased to be able to sponsor Pride Park FC, the under 16 team in particular, and to help support the growth of the sport, especially in the lead up to the UEFA Women's Euros in England in July.”