Prolift Handling is thrilled to announce that we are sponsoring Retford United Under 8’s football team. Our main motivation to sponsor the team is our Senior Account Manager Andy Hand, who is also the Chairman of Retford United Football club and a coach for the under 8’s team.
As the Chairman of this Youth sports club, Andy has been doing a great job from the last few years and we would like to show some support for his efforts and dedication in managing the activities at the club while doing a full-time job.
We also believe grassroot football is super crucial, as not only it motivates young kids to play the game and to improve their recreational ability but also helps them in learning life skills like how to organise and plan things in advance, ultimately developing their team-working skills which aid them later on during their college or professional life.
Prolift handling as a company has always believed in encouraging local communities, no matter if it is a local youth sports team or a charity fundraising event we always try to support a good cause. For our staff in the UK and Ireland who is too busy to hit the field, we also organise Fantasy Football competition every year.
About Retford United Football Club:
The club was founded in 1987 by Retfordian Brian Jackson to give the town a senior club along with a juniors section starting from under 10’s. The club’s youth development has been continuous with many professional players starting their journey at RUJFC.
Retford United Junior Football Club is a charter standard grassroots football club. The club has 16 Junior teams ranging from Under7’s to U18’s. The club currently coach in excess of 250 children a week from as young as 4-year-old right through to under 18s. The club has up to 18 boys & girls teams playing in various leagues across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & South Yorkshire. The club welcomes boys & girls of all abilities & the club’s ethos is to generate an atmosphere & environment conducive to young players being able to develop their footballing skills in a fun & uncompetitive manner until such times when they are mature enough to engage in competitive football.
Retford United continuously show their support by helping out with charity work such as the game against All-Star XI, which was a charity game held on boxing day that raised over £20,000 for the Karen Lund Campaign. They also started a petition to place a pavement between Cannon Park and Leverton Road in Retford, which would make the walk to the grounds much safer, showing their commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the community.