Junior club shows support to Alan Shearer

Cramlington Juniors Under 12 in their new strips featuring the Alan Shearer Foundation logo.
Cramlington Juniors Under 12 in their new strips featuring the Alan Shearer Foundation logo.

A football club which helped a young Alan Shearer come to prominence is now showing support for his charity.

The former Newcastle United and England legend was spotted by renowned North East scout Jack Hixon while playing for Cramlington Juniors Football Club.

To mark their role in his career, the club has donated the sponsorship space on every one of their shirts to the Alan Shearer Foundation for the next two seasons.

Alan said: “I just want to say a huge thank you for all your support and the very, very best of luck this season.”

Sarah Potter, from the Foundation, said: “It is extremely generous of Cramlington Juniors to donate their sponsorship space to our Foundation. We hope this raises awareness of both the Foundation and the free facilities it funds for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments at the Alan Shearer Centre.”

Cramlington Juniors chairman Michael Cairns said: “We are extremely proud that Alan played for CJFC, and that it was from here that he was able to progress, like so many others have, into the professional game.

“Everyone at the club is delighted to be able to help spread the word about the tremendous, vital work that his Foundation undertakes in the area.”