22.11.2016 - Mick George Ltd fund curriculum venture
When it comes to local companies supporting other enterprises within the region, construction business, Mick George Ltd certainly remain at the forefront. The range of initiatives are increasingly diversified, but the benefits are being felt by numerous community based organisations throughout the county.
Providing assistance on both financial and non-financial basis, it is St. Neots Town FC that are the most recent to take advantage.
The two combined last year, with the announcement that the ‘Academy’ section within the club will be sponsored by Mick George Ltd, and since then, the Academy and Scholarship programme has blossomed, with developments made to the 3G Arena and Rowley Park, as a result.
But, improvements are set to continue after a new education facility has been installed at the training premises that will allow players within the academy division, to ensure they’re still receiving a complete educational curriculum despite their footballing commitments.
Lee Kearns, Managing Director at St Neots Town FC said: ‘’The ‘Academy’ is an integral part of the football club’s portfolio and to get this support, speaks volumes about what we are trying to achieve. The funds received will be invaluable to the club in its ongoing quest to improve.’’
In preparation of the exciting new provision, the club has been particularly active extending its networks within the educational sector, forging partnerships with St. Neots based academies, Longsands and Ernulf, respectively. The arrangement will see representatives from the two schools, providing on going theoretical lesson plans.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’It is a credit to the club to recognise that they have a commitment to the players on and off the pitch. Such attention to detail and efforts appear to be paying dividends, with a couple of the players moving on to play at substantially higher standards’’
Stump Continued: ‘’We are proud of our partnerships with clubs at grass roots, as we feel we can genuinely make a real difference with the attributes we bring to the table, and it’s always pleasing to see how these youngsters develop at a later stage.’’