Plumbers’ merchant Graham sponsored the sports kit for players of MPE Football Club, in Maidstone.
The club organises a football exchange with American football club Arlington. In May 2013, MPE F.C. sent its players to the city of Arlington, USA, for a friendly match against the local team.
Graham’s Maidstone branch supplied the 12 to 13-year-old players with branded shirts, shorts and socks for their grand entrance in America.
Ricky McNeice, branch manager at Graham in Maidstone and football aficionado, says: “I am a great football fan myself and this exchange is certainly something that I would have done if I had the chance when I was young. It is a great opportunity for those young lads to play outside the UK for the first time and to reach out to our American cousins. We were proud to sponsor the team’s sports kit and to support their first international football experience.”