Sponsorship for sport stars
Two north east sporting groups have bagged sponsorships from a developer.
Blyth Football Club and young boxer Alex Brown have been chosen to receive extra funding from Miller Homes North East.
It is the third year running that the football club has been selected.
Club chairman Nathan Parr said: “We are a community-run club opening up opportunities for those with a passion for football to play and watch the sport close to home.
“The backing of Miller Homes is vital for the club’s future and allows us to fund new kit and equipment. It goes without saying that we are incredibly grateful.”
Blyth FC plans to purchase new home shirts and warm-up jerseys for the 2018-19 season.
Miller Homes associate sales director Andrew Somerville said: “Over the last three years we have developed a strong relationship with Blyth Football Club and didn’t hesitate to commit our support for the next two seasons.
“The club is at the heart of its community and does a great job in bringing people with shared interests together. On behalf of Miller Homes I wish the players the best of luck for the season.”
Blyth Football Club plays in the Northern Football Alliance with its home games at Cowpen Park, which is close to Miller Homes’ Portland Wynd development.
Miller Homes is also sponsoring 15-year-old boxer Alex Brown, from Newbiggin by the Sea.
The gold medal winning teen is planning to compete across the world.
She said: “I absolutely love boxing and am grateful to Miller Homes for supporting me on my journey. I want nothing more than to do everyone proud and achieve my goal of becoming an Olympic champion, and inspire even more local girls to get into the sport.”
Alex recently won the title of European Junior Boxing Champion for the 46kg weight category in Russia.
She is a member of Newbiggin Boxing Club, which is located near to Miller Homes’ Shoreland Park development.
She spends weekends at training camps across the UK, which the sponsorship will help to fund.
Andrew added: “We are also delighted to support Alex’s boxing ambitions. She is very passionate about the sport and it is fantastic to have such a talented boxer hailing from the region. We wish her all the best in her upcoming competitions and hope to see her going for even more gold medals in the future.”