Young members of the first-ever football team to represent Wolverhampton’s West Midlands Construction University Technical College (WMCUTC) Academy are already celebrating a win, having scored a sponsorship deal with Lovell.
The under-16s team, who are hoping to play in the Wolverhampton Schools League, have secured funding from Lovell – which is an employer partner of the WMCUTC – for their blue and white match strip. The 16-strong football squad includes players from year 10 and 11.
WMCUTC PE teacher Simon Smith explains: “The students themselves have been the driving force behind the launch of the Academy’s first football team. They came to me and said they wanted to set a team up and even designed the new kit themselves – now it’s arrived and they love it. Without the support from Lovell, we wouldn’t have been able to get this point, so we’re extremely grateful for their help.”
Lovell, which has its national head office in Tamworth and its Midlands regional office in Halesowen, is a long-time supporter and employer partner of the WMCUTC. Based in Wolverhampton town centre, it caters for 14- to 19-year-old students who want to help shape the world around them through construction and the application of ICT in the built environment.
Lovell regional training advisor Kelly Truman says: “As a company which is committed to helping develop the next generation of construction professionals, as well as giving assistance to local organisations, we are proud to be a partner of the WMCUTC. When we heard the football team was looking for a sponsor, we were keen to offer our support. We’ve all been impressed by the players’ enthusiasm and wish them every success for the future.”