Specsavers stores across Dorset are supporting grassroots football in Dorset by sponsoring this season’s youth cup matches and cup finals.
The Partnership, in its second-year kicked-off at the Specsavers County Ground, and includes the Specsavers Dorset Youth Cup for the 2019/2020 season and will see over 270 youth football teams competing.
The Youth Cup comprises seven different age groups from under 10 to under 16 years with teams from across Dorset representing their clubs and concludes with the finals which will be held at the Specsavers County Ground in April/May 2020.
The sponsorship deal was celebrated at the launch at the Specsavers County Ground to also mark the start of the return to grassroots football for the 2019/2020 season after the summer for hundreds of youths across Dorset.
Andreas Booth, regional chair for Specsavers in Dorset, said: 'Specsavers stores across Dorset are delighted to support our Dorset community and the Dorset FA share a common goal: to enhance everyone’s health and wellbeing, promoting physical activity among our younger residents.
'Our financial investment will help the Dorset FA sustain and build the momentum achieved to date in making football accessible to everyone.
'For us, to support this season’s youth cup football matches, which celebrate the love of this great game - in Dorset towns and villages where we have a Specsavers store – it is a real honour.
'We love the communities we serve and to be a further part of them through the football sponsorship is just amazing.
'But this is not just a sponsorship on paper – you will see many of our Specsavers staff at the season’s youth cup matches, cheering everyone on, and also helping present some of the cup trophies.'
Sue Hough, Chief Executive of the Dorset County Football Association, added: 'Specsavers across Dorset sponsoring and attending this season’s youth cup matches is a real commitment to grassroots football and community sport.
'The board of directors of the Dorset County Football Association is delighted to have this partnership with Specsavers. It’s a real boost to grassroots football across the County, working with us to foster and develop football for all in Dorset.'
The Specsavers stores that have committed their support to grassroots football in Dorset:
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