The Luton branch of builders merchant Gibbs & Dandy has signed a sponsorship deal with Luton Athletic Club, which will help fund the club’s activities throughout 2014 as part of a drive to support local athletes.
The sponsorship will launch the club’s track and field season, which starts this month, helping to support focused athletes of all ages and abilities to train regularly for both road and cross country running activities.
It will also help fund the club’s fixtures listing handbook and a range of flags and banners, as well as contributing to the club’s travel costs to meets and fixtures.
In addition, the partnership will support local athletes in gaining work experience and potentially securing apprenticeships with Gibbs & Dandy.
The programme is a crucial step in helping local athletes of the future achieve their potential, says club President Jack Walters. “The sponsorship will make a big difference to the future of our club. We can buy more equipment for our athletes and plough more investment into the club overall by keeping travel costs down. This clearly shows Gibbs & Dandy’s enthusiasm for helping our young athletes develop.”
Jo Porritt, a team member at Gibbs & Dandy Luton, is a coach at the club, training young sprinters in the 100, 200, 300 and 400-metre run.
Kevin Forder, Luton Gibbs & Dandy branch manager, said: “We’re delighted to support the club in encouraging Luton’s focused and dedicated athletes to consistently improve their performance, and in their striving to win.”