Broadcast Reach have sponsored the Woodley Saints Under 15s Kestrels football team.
The Kestrels wore their new Broadcast Reach sponsored kit for the first time on Saturday, for their game against local rivals Wargrave Wolves Under 15s Reds, at the Berkshire County Sports ground in Sonning, Berkshire.
Kestrels took the lead in the second half thanks to a Jamie Carr penalty, but Wolves equalised late on – having earlier seen shots hit the crossbar and post.
Berkshire County Sports was a fitting venue for the match.
Mark studied at Reading College in the mid 1980s with Eunan Carr – goalscorer Jamie’s father. Mark managed the Reading College football team and Eunan played for the side as they won the Berkshire Schools FA Under 19s Trophy for the first time in the college’s history, beating Upton Grammar School 3-1 in the final – at Berkshire County Sports.
“I have kept in touch with Eunan since our days at Reading College and saw that the team was looking for help to buy a new kit,” said Mark.
“I remember when I was manager of the Reading College team that it was always appreciated when someone was kind enough to sponsor our kit.
“So I thought it would be good to help them and for Broadcast Reach to sponsor them.
“Another nice coincidence is that my great grandfather Charles Roach played for Southall FC – and still holds the Southall FC record for scoring 57 goals in one season, the most goals scored by a player in a season for the club – and Woodley Saints Under 15s Kestrels play in the same colours as Southall FC.”
Sponsors’ man of the match went to Kestrels left back James Evans.
Pictured are the Woodley Saints Under 15s Kestrels team in their new Broadcast Reach sponsored kit, with Broadcast Reach Managing Director Mark Roach (top left) next to Kestrels Under 15s goal scorer Jamie Carr – and Kestrels manager Wayne Adamson top right.