Lakes has announced that it will be supporting its local football club, Tewkesbury Athletic, for the fifth season running.
After five years of partnership with Tewkesbury Athletic Football Club, the company has revealed it will continue to provide new training shirts for all of the teams at the club. Lakes’ continued support has helped Tewkesbury Athletic FC form a strong club identity, improving members' confidence, while also giving the club the professionalism it deserves.
Furthermore, with the continuous support from Lakes, the club has grown despite tough times and is now home to three men’s teams with over 50 members. This growth has improved sportsmanship and built relationships within the community, helping tackle loneliness and improve mental health since Covid-19.
Mike Gahir, MD of Lakes, said: “We have always understood the importance of supporting our local community so we are proud to announce that we will be continuing to support and sponsor Tewkesbury Athletic Football Club. The club means a lot to both our staff and local residents, and it is great that we are able to give something back to the community, whilst also helping to promote health and wellbeing by encouraging people to get involved in local sport.”
With continued growth comes the aim to develop the club even further in 2023 with hopes to secure a new location that the club can call home, with space for two pitches and changing rooms.
Tewkesbury Athletic FC spokesperson and Lakes employee, Mike Holtham, outlined what the club is looking to achieve as it moves forward, saying: "On the pitch and as a club, we have established an environment where everyone feels welcome, no matter if you're new to football, returning after a break, or looking for a fresh challenge. We’re incredibly grateful to Lakes for its continued support over the years, and we hope this partnership continues into the future.”