Two youth football teams are celebrating their sposorship deals with fast food restaurant McDonald’s
Thorplands Club 81 and Vicarage Farm Youth FC have been given a helping hand by local McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar who has donated brand new football kit and equipment to the clubs’ under 11 and under 13 teams.
To mark the occasion the teams visited the restaurant on Riverside Retail Park for Perry to personally hand over their kits to the team.
Perry, who owns six restaurants in Northamptonshire including Riverside Retail Park and Wellingborough, has stepped in to support them as part of the McDonald’s Community Football Programme.
Community Partner with the FA for over 12 years, McDonald’s has recently renewed four-year programme which focuses on supporting accredited grassroots clubs and their volunteers to help raise the standards of football across England and improve the experience for young aspiring footballers.
Sponsor Perry said “Both teams have a fantastic ethos and it was a pleasure to meet them and see how the young players are getting on.
He added: “It’s a great to be able to help in a practical way, providing smart kit for their kids to be proud of and to support the dedicated volunteers, who give up many hours of their free time.”
Jamie Mason, who runs Thorplands Club 81 alongside his colleague Jamie Gallagher said: “We are incredibly grateful for Perry’s donation and I’m sure the teams are going to love training in their new kit.
Running a junior football team is no small task and the support we receive from Perry and McDonald’s is vital and ensures we can offer the best possible footballing experience for our playing members.”
Amy Green, under 13s boys team coach at Vicarage Farm Youth FC and also a Floor Manager at Perry’s Wellingborough restaurant, said: “We can’t thank Perry enough for his generous donation which means we can make the most of our resources.”