And the winner is…

We’re very pleased to announce the winner of our grassroots sports competition as… Harton & Westoe Under 8s Yellows! 

The mixed ability team have played together since they were 4 and 5 years old, but were left without a team or a coach when stronger players left for group teams. They continued to train and with the support of parent coaches, their resilience and enthusiasm paid off and they gained a league place in the RF U8s Division 9 for last season. The boys have never lost their enthusiasm despite mixed results – including a 16-nil defeat – and they are continuing to develop and enjoying every session – which has led to a recent mini league game win (16-nil!).

Their nominator said: “The group is made up of mixed backgrounds and mixed abilities, but they have really bonded as a group and are looking forward to moving up to 7-a-side/U9s for this coming season. This funding will go a long way to get new strips and training gear as the boys have grown a lot since this time last year. Thank you so much CCBS Group.”

We will be supporting them with a financial donation towards their team needs this coming season.

In addition to this, the second prize went to Gosforth Rugby Club. Not only will we be sponsoring their beer festival but have agreed that some of the funds will be made available to the Gosforth RFC Under 10’s who submitted a very compelling application indeed.

Finally, we have agreed the match day sponsorship of Birtley Town FC and will be bringing a contingent from our business network to enjoy the game with us.  

Well done Harton & Westoe Under 8s Yellows and Gosforth RFC U10’s! We’ll be cheering you on in your new kits later this year.