Maulden Lower School football team get a kick out of new sponsorship deal

"We can’t wait to get out on the pitch"

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 10:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 10:48 am

The year one football team at Maulden Lower School has scored a sponsorship deal with housebuilder Mulberry Homes, which has launched its new development in the village.

The team has been running for a year and a half, and was formed exclusively for the pupils.

Prior to the pandemic, they played friendly games and participated in training to help build their technique, give them an understanding of how the game is played and prepare them for competitive games. From year two onwards, weekly games will be organised against other schools.

Maulden Lower School's year one football team at Mulberry Homes' Maulden Ridge development
Maulden Lower School's year one football team at Mulberry Homes' Maulden Ridge development

Jamie Nicholas, coach of the year one football team, said: “We hadn’t been able to train during the national lockdowns and the kids are really excited to be playing again. Once it is safe to do so, we’ll be organising some friendlies against other local schools, but until then we’re thrilled to be back to training every weekend.

“Mulberry Homes’ generous sponsorship has given the team a sense of membership and belonging. They all really love their kits; it’s the first football team kit any of them have had.

"We can’t wait to get out on the pitch in our brand-new kits.”

Mulberry Homes’ new development in Maulden, called Maulden Ridge, is in Clophill Road.

Faye Taylor, sales advisor at Mulberry Homes, with the players