Hundreds of budding footballers across Altrincham have been given a welcome boost by Cartwright.
Our company has awarded sponsorship to Altrincham FC, which works with more than 700 children and young people – Under 6s to Under 19s – from across the area.The money will go towards an away kit for the youth team, training tops for the development teams, and trips for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as a billboard advertising recruitment for the company’s award winning apprenticeship scheme at the club. Cartwright has donated two life-saving defibrillators to the club – one at Longhey playing fields which can host up to 150 Under 10s to Under 18s boys and girls across the fields at any one time, the other a mobile device used for games taking place at schools across the area
Cartwright have a history of donating defibrillators to Altrincham FC and other local sports teams, considering this an essential piece of kit for the wellbeing of players.
Group Managing Director Mark Cartwright – an avid football fan – has been associated with the club for the past four years.
Mark first became involved with the club through his Son and two Nephews. He has managed teams for the past four seasons and will continue to coach under 11’s next year.
Paul Fay, Head of Youth and Junior Development at Altrincham FC, said: “Cartwright have been very supportive of our club over the years, and with more than 50 teams – each costing around £3,500 a year to run – every penny counts.
“As well as donating life-saving equipment to our club, the company has also provided raffle prizes for various fundraising nights and Mark is extremely supportive in the development of the players.
“We are delighted to be working with Cartwright and we thank the company for its ongoing support which will help make a difference to our young players.”
Mark Cartwright added: “Altrincham FC is a fantastic facility for aspiring young footballers and over the years has helped the development of thousands of children both on and off the pitch.
“As well as enabling the children to hone their footballing skills it is a community in its own right which has helped forge countless friendships and allowed the children to improve their fitness while increasing their self-confidence and self-esteem.
“We are delighted to be able to support the club in continuing this excellent work.”