Law firm sponsorship boosts football club

Thriving south Essex football club Bowers & Pitsea has been given a boost with leading law firm Birkett Long coming on board as a sponsor.
 
The club’s 1st team was promoted to the Isthmian League Division 1 North in 2016 and came a creditable sixth in its first season playing at the higher level. Now the ambitious team will benefit from Birkett Long’s season-long sponsorship.
 
Partner Marc Thurlow, who is based at Birkett Long’s Basildon office, said: “I am a keen football fan and I’m delighted that Birkett Long are able to sponsor them. Hopefully it will help to raise awareness of the club with a new supporter base. It’s important that local businesses support each other, and this was a great opportunity to get involved with an ambitious team on our doorstep.
 
“Bowers and Pitsea FC also have a tremendously deep youth football programme, and it’s excellent to be involved with a team that is so keen to develop the next generation of footballers.”
 
Marc said he and his colleagues planned to add some vocal support at the first XI’s home matches.
 
Club Vice-Chairman Michael Barnard added: “I am delighted and proud that Birkett Long has agreed to sponsor our fast-growing club. As well as a successful first team, Bowers has been encouraging and coaching young players of all ages and abilities, and Birkett Long successfully achieved charitable status for the youth section of the club.
 
“I look forward to the greater awareness that the association with Birkett Long shall bring. This season the club has already made a good start, and I am pleased that Birkett Long has come on board to share in our successes.”
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