A leading civil engineering firm has teamed up with a junior football team that helps youngsters hone their soccer skills.
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has purchased new kits for Ruthin Town FC’s U7s side, who play their home games less than a mile from the company’s head office.
And the partnership continues the family firm’s long running connection with the club, which includes some of the employees’ children being involved in the youth set up. In addition, some members of staff have played for the senior squad.
The kits, which don the Jones Bros logo, will be the squad’s official strip for at least two years and were first worn by the U7s as mascots for a first team home clash against Buckley.
Andy Edwards, U7s coach and vice chairman at Ruthin Town FC, says the civil engineering contractor’s sponsorship will help the club continue to grow and develop footballing talent in North Wales.
“The U7s are all thrilled with their new kits, which will stay with them as they progress through the age groups here at the club,” he said.
“Junior football is of vital importance to the community, as we provide a place for children from Ruthin and the surrounding towns and villages to train, which in turns keeps them fit and healthy.
“It’s fantastic to have support from a local company like Jones Bros, which has continuously helped us develop into the high level North Wales outfit we are today.”
Eryl Roberts, contracts director at Jones Bros, added: “We’re strong believers in supporting the communities we live and work in and are pleased to have provided the new kits to the youngsters as they look very smart and will help strengthen their team ethos.”
Ruthin Town runs a complete footballing programme for U7s up to seniors and has finished a renovation of its home ground, supported with sponsorship from Jones Bros, to continue competing in the second tier of Welsh football.
Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros is now being run by the second and third generations of the founding family and employs more than 350 people.
The family-owned firm has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years, with many of its senior management having started out in apprenticeship and trainee roles.