Local company supporting youth development
Pompey are delighted to announce that Jackson Groundworks have signed a new two-year deal to be academy short sponsor.
The club are pleased to welcome the local civil engineering company on board, with the revenue generated helping fund youth player development.
The sponsorship will see the Jackson Groundworks logo appear on the home and away shorts of all academy sides, from the under-9s through to the under-18s.
Pompey fan and Jackson Groundworks owner Lea Jackson said: “I’ve been sponsoring bits and pieces at the club for many years, including the under-11 and 12 sides.
“Now that my nephew Harry Kavanagh plays for the under-13s – which we as a family are very proud of – I thought it was only right for him to play in company-branded shorts.
“The club are now in such good hands of the field and I am proud for my company to be sponsoring the vital development of young players who will hopefully go on to become the next generation of Pompey stars.
“As a long-time supporter and sponsor of the club, it’s great to see Andy Awford, Alan McLoughlin and the rest of the team doing such a great job – and, of course, the legend that is Knightsie back where he belongs.”
Jackson Groundworks have also sponsored Pompey Ladies’ under 14-16 age groups – where Lea’s daughter Jessica plays – for the last three seasons, supplying all their kit and helping out with transport for away matches.
Pompey academy manager Mark Kelly said: “The support we get from our sponsors is vital in terms of enabling us to allocate resource to develop the young talent of the future.
“We are rebuilding as a club and it’s fantastic to see companies like Jackson Groundworks continuing to support us – and increasing their level of support each year.”