On-call recruitment Ltd have agreed a sponsorship deal with East Midlands Counties League side Radford FC for an undisclosed, club-record sum.
The first slice of investment into local football as part of the #Grassroots10k initiative means that Radford will now play their games at the On-call Arena, as well as having the company logo displayed across the team’s match shirts.
This is a sponsorship deal which allows the club to invest both in equipment, and its own staff through coaching and first aid courses.
As a former player and Captain at the club himself, On-call Managing Director Adrian Rawden was delighted as the deal was finalised: “Our Operations Director Bernie Gibbons also played there so we both shared the same enthusiasm for the project as it will enable an inner-city club of over 50 years to continue to flourish which is very much part of our ethos.”
The staff and players of part-time outfit Radford returned to training last week ahead of a new campaign which begins with a pre-season friendly at Blaby & Whetstone this Saturday. The first game at the newly dubbed On-call Arena is a friendly against Carlton Town on Saturday, July 30th.
Bob said he hopes On-call recruitment Ltd’s sponsorship is the beginning of a lasting partnership: “I think Adrian, Bernie and our own Paul have done a fine job in making this happen, and I sincerely hope both parties can benefit from this move going forward.
“What Adrian and his team have given us is a solid foundation from which we can build upon this season, in a league where competition is likely to be fierce with a number of teams already eyeing up promotion.”
You’ll be able to follow the progress of Radford FC, and the other clubs it backs through the #Grassroots10k scheme via our website and Twitter feed across the 2016/17 season. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for news of further investments that On-call recruitment Ltd will be making as we continue to give back to the wider community.
As part of it’s Tenth Birthday celebrations, On-call recruitment Ltd is delighted to announce it is taking nominations from Nottinghamshire’s football teams for a slice of a £10,000 investment in grassroots football.
The #Grassroots10k initiative for the local footballing community aims to provide the County’s clubs an end of season shot in the arm when they’re most likely to be winding down for the Summer months ahead of their busy pre-season preparations.
Managing Director Adrian Rawden said: “It’s been a big year for Nottingham with it being named the first ever City Of Football in the UK, so I thought it would be nice for On-call to do it’s part to help build a legacy for clubs desperately in need of financial support.
“Ultimately our bigger clubs haven’t delivered this season so it’s important for us to make sure the next generation of local talent do not lose interest in the beautiful game!”
We’re encouraging parents, coaches, managers, even players to get in touch with us for their suggestions of where their clubs need investment the most. We’ve already had requests for kit sponsorship to cover the cost of new kits, but this scheme isn’t limited to just that.
Maybe your ground needs a defibrillator? Does your club house need a new lick of paint? Is your club key to the local community and is in need of assistance? These are the sorts of things On-call are looking to do to improve the facilities in Nottinghamshire at grassroots level and to create and continue a long-lasting legacy. It’s not just about writing a cheque – On-call recruitment Ltd are looking to be actively involved with your clubs and will be following each initiative’s progress every step of the way.
“We’ve sponsored a number of local teams over the years from Notts County’s youth team right through to our most recent sponsorship of Arnold Town Ladies. We’re already in talks to sponsor a number of other sides too, but I think it would be nice for us to go that little bit further and help out our local footballing communities” said Adrian.
“The recruitment industry has been kind to me over the years, so it means a lot to me that On-call can give back to the local community as part of our ten year anniversary celebrations.”
To put forward your suggestion, send your request in an email to On-call recruitment Ltd including your name and telephone number, the team and your affiliation or position within the club, where you would like to see investment and an estimate of the costs involved. Most importantly, in your own words, the impact the funding would have on your football club, or the local community.
We aim to reply to all enquiries within one working day whilst we view the merits of the individual applications. The decision to award funding will be at the discretion of On-call recruitment Ltd and any decisions made will be final. The deadline is Friday, July 1st at noon.
All the clubs backed by the campaign will be followed closely by On-call recruitment, and featured on the company’s website and social media channels throughout the 2016/17 season.