Football mad management at Mansbridge Balment Plymouth have done the double – agreeing a sponsorship deal with two junior football teams in the city. Not content with being kit sponsor of Sporting Lipson Under 9′s in the City already, the Plymouth City office has supplied team shirts, complete with the agency logo, to Activate United under 12s, while the Plymouth North branch is similarly supporting the local Woolwell Dynamos.
Both teams play in the same Devon Junior Minor League and the shirts certainly appear to be making an impact for the teams with the Dynamos and Activate in 3rd and 4th positions respectively. Managing Director of Mansbridge Balment Plymouth Darren Lawson said he was delighted that both teams have got their seasons off to a flying start and said of Activate United who he watches regularly, “The team is improving all the time and everyone involved with the club works really hard, so as a local business committed to supporting grass roots sports, we wanted to play our part in what promises to be a great season,” said Darren.
Meanwhile, Tony Carlton, Branch manager at the agency’s Plymouth North office, was equally delighted to be supporting a local team right in the heart of a community the branch has served for 15 years. “Being an integral part of our local community is very important to everyone at the branch and that means putting something back too,” said Tony, “Both Ian Rosevear (manager) and Keith Maddick (coach) have an inspiring energy for developing the players of Woolwell Dynamos and we are very proud to be supporting them”. The Plymouth North office certainly has a strong track record for doing its bit in the community. The branch has previously donated £6,000 to a local scout hut appeal and has been a regular supporter of the Bickleigh Down Primary School and Bumblebees Fayres. Mansbridge Balment Plymouth has always had a strong connection to sport in Plymouth, particularly the annual 10K road race. It was the agency that helped to save the event two years ago with a generous sponsorship package after organisers announced it would have to be cancelled in the face of rising costs.