Signature Senior Lifestyle has formed a match-winning partnership with a local football team.
Finchampstead Pumas, who play in the Berkshire County Girls Football League U13 Division 1, are now sponsored by the care home provider whose logo sits on the front of their shirts.
The Pumas are handily tucked in third place in the league, having made an unbeaten start to the season in their quest for the title.
The football fever that swept the country following the Lionesses’ recent European Championship victory inspired Signature to get the ball rolling with their own support for women in football.
Many of Signature’s residents are longstanding fans of the game and are keen to nurture the next generation’s sporting ambitions, having enjoyed a similar competitive streak in their youth.
Signature’s homes around Berkshire, where the football team are based, will also be planning a host of football-themed activities ahead of this year’s World Cup. These will allow Residents to join in with the sporting spirit, from cookery activities and providing half-time snacks to adaptive football exercises.
Commenting on the Finchampstead Pumas and Signature’s link up, Roy Parkhurst, resident at Signature at Camberley, said:
“I am delighted to hear of Signature’s support for the Finchampstead Pumas, and can’t wait to watch the team represent their area over the coming year. Signature has already helped me and my son to revisit his favourite childhood football stadium, and I am thrilled that they will now help another generation to make their own fond football memories.”
Christian Irwin, Manager of the Finchampstead Pumas, said:
“The wonderful legacy of the Lionesses’ performance this summer is being felt by girls’ teams across the country, and the generous support of Signature will only serve to accelerate this momentum within our local area. With their new kit, the Pumas now look as fierce as they play, and I am excited to see them develop even more this season and inspire other girls to play football as well. Come on the Finchampstead Pumas!!”
Daren Dalmedo, Regional Director for Signature said:
“Women’s and girls’ football is at a particularly exciting stage as it undergoes a period of incredible growth. We are delighted to contribute to this momentum by sponsoring the Finchampstead Pumas and supporting one of the leading girls’ football development programmes in the area.
“At Signature, we pride ourselves not only on the compassion and care we provide to our residents, but also on the support we provide across the local community. We wish the girls the best of luck for the upcoming season and can’t wait to follow their progress. Go Pumas!”