As a home care team working every day with people in the community in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Thirsk and Settle, we have a strong sense of our social responsibility. All our employees live and work in these areas, so we’re delighted to support and partner with local charities and community groups, often through sponsorship and fundraising.
Two of the groups we provide sponsorship for are local junior football teams. We recently sponsored a new kit for the Yellows team of Brompton FC in Northallerton, adding to our kit sponsorship of Pannal Juniors FC in Harrogate.
Carer Sam Holmes is a parent of one of the Brompton Yellows players, and told us about the first match the team played in their brand new kit sponsored by Continued Care:
Brompton Yellows Under 7s V Kader, 11th January 2020
The yellows started preparation for the new season beginning in February with a friendly at Kader.
Six out of the squad of eight attended with one away and one injured. It was an early 8.30am kick-off at Kader’s artificial surface, which is similar to that enjoyed by the stars at Barcelona’s training ground.
Brompton started well and controlled the early stages of the match and were first to score after some good tackling and a thunderous strike from just after the half way line which beat the keeper. Brompton scored again after some good individual skill and a close finish. Brompton’s defence and goalkeeper were tested on several occasions and the windy conditions also proved problematic. It was end-to-end stuff, with both teams running off those Christmas mince pies!
In the second half Kader scored some goals as they came back into the match before a well worked team goal involving the whole of the Brompton team changed the balance of play. Some good team work led to several more chances for Brompton but they could not add to their tally. Late in stoppage time a long range effort for Kader was assisted by the wind and found the net – resulting in an exciting end to an enjoyable match. Penalties then took place again in a competitive but friendly manner.
Both teams shook hands and the players left the field with big smiles, which is the aim of the game for the youngsters!
The game was played and supported in a friendly way, with both sets of supporters praising good play on both sides.
The Yellows look forward to their next friendly and continuing their preparations for the league restart against Hartlepool Whites on the 19th January.