The Evergreen Under 12 Hawks are thankful to their new club sponsors for providing them with kits for the season.
The youth side are now being sponsored by Studio Kitchen, based in Leavesden, who are preparing to open a new bar, La Banq, in Abbots High Street, where the former Barclays bank was located.
Coaches Simon Vassiliou and Stuart Cahill say they couldn’t be happier with the new partnership.
Simon told AbbotsNews: “Because of the difficulties of lockdown, we have been looking for someone to support the boys and Studio Kitchen have been fantastic.
“Not only in providing good-quality kits, but they’ve also hosted manager meetings and provided food for us – they’re always very accommodating.
“We’re hugely appreciative, and it really highlights that despite a lot of local businesses suffering during the pandemic, many are still helping the community however they can.”
Simon added that the squad, who have got off to a winning start in the West Herts Youth League, are enjoying their football so far this season.
He explained: “They like having a decent kit to show off each week and that’s important at this level, which is higher than they’ve played at before.
“They’re a great group of kids – I’ve worked with them since they were Under 8s and they really enjoy playing together.
“Since then, they’ve grown as a team, both in numbers and in talent. We’ve got a great group of children, parents and helpers here.”
To enquire about opportunities with the Under 12 Hawks, call Simon on 07535 467516.
Studio Kitchen can be reached on 01923 675891.