Radcliffe F.C.

Radcliffe F.C.

I was on a groundhoppers’ forum recently when I saw mention of a sponsor at a lower tier club. We all know of companies like Carlsberg, Emirates and Samsung as well as many major banks have pumped billions into club sponsorships over the past 30 years. Judging by the huge amounts, these companies obviously believe they get value. In fact, I am sure they sponsor as a purely commercial measure and if they did not get value, they would advertise on the side of planes or trains, buildings or monuments, TV or radio.

I started thinking more of the clubs fighting for survival every season who manage to secure sponsorship from a local benefactor. The club mentioned in the forum was Radcliffe Borough from north west Manchester. The company was Premier Screeds from Bolton and I thought I would see if I could thank them in some small way for supporting the local team. I made contact with the company and quickly got an email thanking me for my offer.Paul Norris, a director, said he would send an overview and true to his word has done so.

“Premier Screeds Limited is a screeding company set up by the best people in our industry!  We are here to change the view of main contractors on screeding companies. Our ethos is to help you, the contractor, save time and money on your projects by delivering our package on time and within budget. Sounds simple, but you would be surprised how many sub-contractors get this wrong.

At Premier Screeds we specialise in all types of screeds, underfloor heating, insulations and membranes. Whether you need a rapid drying sand & cement screed, self-compacting concrete, liquid screed or even just the standard 1:4 fibrescreed, we have the teams available to complete your job to the highest possible standard.  We really believe that your project is our project.

We also believe in giving a little back to the local community.  So far this year we have helped Radcliffe Football Club with their extensive refurbishment of the stadium facilities by installing the new floor which is now the dance floor in The Boro Longue.  We felt we wanted to support a club like Radcliffe FC as grass roots football is as important to the game as the Premier League.  Without clubs like this then the game just won’t be the same

We have also sponsored 150 dancers from dance schools all around the UK, in a once in a time life performance at Wembley Stadium during August’s Rugby League Challenge Cup Final.  We provided T-shirts and hoodies for the performance.  It has to be said that everyone had a fantastic day out, especially the children who got to perform in one of the world’s most famous arenas.

We are always keen to hear from local projects in the community to see if we can help them in any way.  Whether you’re a local football team looking for a kit sponsor or a youth club looking for some new equipment please drop us a line via our website

Radcliffe FC (was Radcliffe Borough) are in the The Northern Premier League after promotion last season and keen to build on that success. It is seventy years old this year. They have not troubled the statisticians too much with just a single season in the FA Cup first round proper but have a newly renovated 4000 capacity stadium. I wish them well for this season.


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