The Albion Power Chair team
By brighton1973, Nov 11 2013 02:05PM
The Robert Eaton Memorial Fund has agreed a two-year sponsorship package with Brighton and Hove Albion Power Chair team - committing £8,500 a year to the club.
The money will help fund coaching, travel, kit and affiliation costs associated with the running of the team, which completes in the WFA Premier League.
Brighton and Hove Albion Power Chair Football Club offers wheelchair users the chance to compete at a national level and the team has two training sessions a week. The squad was promoted from the WFA National League last season and earlier this year one of its players, Matt Francis, was invited to take part in an England training camp at St George's Park.
As part of the deal players will wear the REMF logo on their team tracksuits and polo shirts and the charity's logo will also appear on the back of the players' game chairs.
And the REMF has also agreed a £500 donation to St Gertrudes FC - a club in South Croydon. The money will be spent on a new set of goal posts and other new equipment.
REMF chairman Tony Langridge said: "I hope all who support the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund will agree that these are two more worthy causes for us to be involved with and, hopefully, the fund will continue to receive the fabulous support it has been lucky enough to enjoy so far."