Cargiant sponsorship deal provides Christmas boost for Brent football
PUBLISHED: 17:59 17 December 2014 | UPDATED: 17:59 17 December 2014
Football in Brent has been given a major boost after the world’s largest car supermarket Cargiant agreed a deal to sponsor the district teams from Under-11 to Under-16.
Cargiant managing director Tony Mendes and chief buyer Renato Nunes visited a training session at the Capital City Academy in Willesden to hand over a cheque for £10,500, which put a big smile on the faces of the players and management alike.
Brent Schools FA chairman Chris Ampofo said: I was speaking with the Brent & Kilburn Times about potential sponsors. and Cargiant was mentioned.
“I contacted Tony Mendes, who was brilliant. He really cares about young people in the borough getting opportunities to fulfil their potential. He loves football and was very supportive and encouraging.
“Cargiant have agreed a three-year package of support. It will help cover some core costs and we can now plan some new projects.
“We will set up a Brent girls’ team for the first time and are exploring how we can deliver some disabled football. It’s very exciting.
“It is great to have the support of such a successful local business and huge thanks to The Times for recommending Cargiant.”
Cargiant, who are located in White City, sponsored QPR for two years (2006 to 2008) and Mendes is delighted the company have been able to lend their support grassroots football in Brent.
Mendes said: “It is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the local community – basically Brent is on our doorstep.
“We were made aware of the facilities already in place, the hard work of the coaches, who are helping keep kids off the street, and developing their skills on the pitch and we were very keen to support them.
“We look forward to supporting football in Brent this year and for the following years as well.”
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