Nike can officially announce that Ross Juniors Football Club, as an FA Charter Standard Community Club, has become an Official Kit Partner with Nike.
Below is the Official Statement;
‘NIKE WELCOMES ROSS JUNIORS FC AS A PARTNER CLUB.
Nike UK would like to officially welcome the club to the Nike Partner Club Initiative.
As well as branding support from Nike and the opportunity to be visited by professional players and England legends, the benefits of becoming a Nike Partner Club include:
1. Funding to send club coaches and volunteers on an FA accreditation course
2. Community Club days at St George's Park, including coaching seminars and club management workshops
3. Opportunities to be presented with free tickets to England internationals and Premier League matches
4. A dedicated online club web shop.
Ben Harding of Nike UK stated, "We are delighted to be at the start of a relationship with Ross Juniors, and furthermore the support that Nike can provide to the club will help to improve and develop the clubs’ coaches for the benefit of players and the local community and also support the future plans of the football club."
''This is a fantastic accolade to be selected as a Nike Partner Club. Only 100 clubs in the the country have been selected in the first year and Ross Juniors FC is also the only one in the County of Herefordshire currently. This demonstrates what great strides the club has made over the years that has led to being awarded the FA Community Club Status. It is clear progression and sustainability that has taken the club to the level it has now achieved.
Being a Nike Partner Club has brought many benefits to club and its members not least being associated with a world brand leader. The first year has been great and we now have an online club shop with a range of Ross Juniors Football Club leisure wear. All kit across all sides is now Nike, this looks so great and ensures consistency across the club also due to funding we can now get more coaches qualified, its a win win situation for all''