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Generous Sponsors Sending Young Blues To France

Pompey's U10 and U11 teams taking part in European tournament

26 February 2018

Pompey Academy

Young Pompey players will get a chance to compete against top European sides thanks to the generosity of sponsors.

The club’s under-10 and under-11 teams will be heading to France to compete in the Trophee De L’entente at Easter.

Milkwood Care are the Main Shirt Sponsor, with Warner Goodman LLP the Back of Shirt Sponsor.

Lucketts Travel are Official Travel Partner, while Unity Wealth Management and Hepworth & Crockford Electrical Services are also kindly sponsoring the trip.

The tournaments – one for each age group – will also feature clubs such as Freiburg, Metz, Nancy and Wolves.

Hugh Lewis, Pompey’s foundation phase lead coach, said: “The academy have had a long break from competing with clubs from all over Europe in foreign tournaments.

"We are excited that our under-10 and under-11 players will have the opportunity to test themselves against very good opposition."

Hugh Lewis

“So we are excited that our under-10 and under-11 players will have the opportunity to test themselves against very good opposition.”

Milkwood Care owner Robin Cheeseman added: “Milkwood Care are really happy to be sponsoring the youth team at Portsmouth.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to tie in the youngsters with our old people in our care homes and we wish everyone success on the tour.”

Paul Winslade, residential conveyancing partner for Warner Goodman LLP, commented: “At Warner Goodman we are passionate about supporting the local community and regularly take part in fundraising activities and events, both on and offline, to promote local organisations and charities.

“As an avid Pompey fan, I am personally delighted we are supporting the players of the future, and we send our good luck with them on their travels in the hope they can bring home the trophy!”

Unity Wealth Management managing director Greg Simkin said: “We are pleased to be involved in supporting the academy and looking to get this historic football club back to where it belongs.

“All of us at Unity Wealth Management look forward to helping these young men grow, develop and turn into well-rounded individuals.”

Kris Crockford from Hepworth & Crockford Electrical Services added: “I think it’s a really good idea to send the kids out on tour. It’s a valuable experience for them and I’m sure they will enjoy it.”

Laura Bainbridge, group marketing manager at Lucketts Travel, said: “It’s our pleasure to be able to support Portsmouth FC academy’s young players.

“As a local business we’re passionate about nurturing local talent, so we hope to see some of these faces in the first team in the future.”

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