Spennymoor Town Youth FC has received a huge boost after agreeing a partnership with medical, transport and training expert Nerams Ltd.
The Spennymoor-based firm will supply the youth football club with medical equipment for all teams and sessions for the 2020/21 season.
The club has more than 600 children and young people taking part in high-quality football training multiple times per week and matches each weekend. For health and safety this requires a significant number of first aid kits, which are a considerable expense to any football club.
Andy Lowe, Head of Academy at Spennymoor Town FC, said: “This is a vital partnership for our academy. I would like to personally thank Nerams’ Director Allan Wheatley for his support, especially during an unprecedented time.
“As a club, our most important concern is always the safety and wellbeing of our players and coaches. This partnership allows shows that and to have secured the support of a reputable company of Nerams’ stature shows the growth of the club.”
Nerams will supply first aid bags and equipment to every team in the academy, as well as replenishment as needed, operational first aid on match days and training for academy coaches, above and beyond the safety and coaching training they already undertake with the club.
Mr Wheatley has been an avid supporter of Spennymoor Town FC for years and plays a key role in advising the club on safeguarding best practice for all ages.
He said: “More so than ever, we need to ensure that appropriate health measures are in place for all group activities, including sport.
“We have been supporters of the club for years now and we want to do our bit to enable everyone to get back into the sport they love, safely.
“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with the academy, as well as the Spennymoor Town first team, where we are a sponsor, too.
“The overall vision for the club and the direction it is moving in is fantastic for Spennymoor and County Durham. It’s something we’re proud to support and want to be involved in for years to come.”