Continuing their enthusiasm for supporting grassroots football, Clear Blue Skies Group recently accepted the opportunity to sponsor some vibrant new training tops for Bottesford Football Club’s under 13s team.
The new shirts coincided with the team finishing in top place in the second division of the Nottinghamshire Elizabethan Youth League (Saturday U13), comfortably securing promotion to the league’s top flight – a first in this team’s history.
As a result of that accomplishment, the boys of Bottesford were invited on Sunday 21 January to accept their trophies at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall in a glitzy presentation. The event was hosted by the YEL team and local footballing stars of Nottingham Forest past and present, including the European Cup winning legend John McGovern and Forest reserve and Bulgaria’s U23 goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov. The squad looked resplendent in their new tops, standing out impressively from the other teams who were also there to celebrate successes in the league. Their coaches Alan Thomas and Steve Hines looked on proudly as their young protégés took to the stage in front of a packed out theatre – they then took their moment, following the boys into the spotlight to the loudest cheer of the night from the Bottesford FC parents and supporters in the audience. Truly a night to remember for all.
Bottesford is a football club in Notts, UK, with exciting times ahead; a fabulous new club house underway and an ever expanding array of teams. This currently stands at 27 junior, adult and girls’ teams (with more to come), only made possible thanks to the hard work, collaboration and commitment of chairman Daniel Gribby, Vice-Chairman Nick Dobney, a huge network of inspiring volunteer coaches, committee, background helpers and a local community sharing an ambition to create something special. The Under 13s will have eternal bragging rights that their Champions Trophy will be the very first to be instated in the new club house cabinet on its completion! Here’s to many more to come….
See more about Bottesford FC’s vision for the future here: https://www.leicestershirefa.com/news/2018/jan/11/bottesford-fc-football-foundation-award
Clear Blue Skies Group SL are proud to support such a dedicated and driven team of young men in pursuing their dreams and we wish Bottesford FC’s Under 13s all the best now for division 1 football – long may their success continue!