A local under 10s football team is once again set for the season thanks to the generosity of one of the UK’s leading health and social care technology providers.
Antser, which is based in Edgbaston, Birmingham, has sponsored the Solihull Moors u10s team for the second year running, enabling them to purchase new kits and covering the hire of their football pitches for two months.
Solihull Moors FC has over 200 volunteers who all help to coach and support the teams of all ages up to the u16s. With 105 teams, it is one of the largest children’s football clubs in the area.
Antser first came to hear of the need for sponsorship from local volunteer Karl Fellows, who coaches the u10s.
Keen to support young people in the local community, Richard Dooner, Antser’s chief executive officer (CEO), donated a complete set of training tops to the team.
Karl said: “We are so grateful to Richard and everyone at Antser for yet another generous donation. The children look fantastic and it gives us a real sense of togetherness and community. Plus, knowing the pitch fees are covered for two months just adds to that team mentality.
“Prospective children and their parents really pay attention to us now and people comment on how smart everyone looks. The feel-good factor really is through the roof.
“I’m not sure the children totally understand the power behind the gesture, but the families and I certainly do, and you can definitely tell the kit donation has helped their confidence.”
In funding one of the training nights by covering the venue hire, the donation from Anster means the team have more opportunities to play football and do what they love.
Supporting children is at the core of Antser’s ethos and its services underpin front-line Children’s Service delivery. As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), the company believes in living by this ethos not just in work, but outside of it, and so supporting groups such as the Solihull Moors u10s team is just one of the ways it hopes to make a difference locally and beyond.
Richard Dooner, CEO at Antser, said: “We are delighted to once again be supporting the Solihull Moors u10s team. At Antser, one of our main goals is to provide better outcomes for children and young people, and we know that taking part in sports and team activities really is hugely beneficial.
“They say charity starts at home and we are proud to say we sponsor such a fantastic local team and witness the impact it has on all involved.”
For more information on the club, visit: https://www.solihullmoorsfc.co.uk/teams/youth-junior/
For more information about Antser, click here.