Portsmouth Football Club are pleased to announce that Milkwood Care have signed a new two-year deal as Academy Sponsor.
It means that the Petersfield-based company will continue to support the development of young Blues players.
Milkwood Care are a provider of specialist care homes in the south of England and their logo will appear on the back of the under-18 team’s shirts.
Owners – and Pompey fans – Robin Cheesman and Janet Leech said: “We sought out this opportunity to support our local youth team because we felt that these are potentially the players of tomorrow, and the Academy offers unique opportunities to the young footballers to develop their talents and realise their full potential.
“We were impressed by the fact that, as well as nurturing the young adults’ football talents, the Academy has a structured education programme to give them a well-rounded grounding for their future, whether it’s in sport or in another career.
"We are delighted that Milkwood Care have renewed their sponsorship for another two years."
“We care for the elderly, some of whom have achieved amazing sporting or vocational accomplishments throughout their lives. We liked that the principles of the Academy match those that we have – to nurture and develop people.
“In each of our homes, we strive to foster positive, life-enhancing experiences and give everyone the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of physical and mental activities. This helps our residents to feel younger, fitter and really contributes to keeping their spirits high.”
Portsmouth FC Commercial Director Anna Mitchell added: “We are delighted that Milkwood Care have renewed their sponsorship for another two years.
“They are supporting the great work that Academy Manager Mark Kelly and his team do to develop and nurture young talent.
“A number of talented players have broken into the first team in recent years and this deal will help us to ensure that continues.”