It's serious stuff! Bingham Town players as young as seven are now being closely monitored by Nelsons Solicitors and a lawsuit has been issued - actually it is technically a law kit as Nelsons have very kindly sponsored the team to enable them to wear Bingham Town's brand new kit which is currently being rolled out over a two year renewal cycle to all Bingham Town teams.
Head coach Steve Fern, who is also partner and financial director at Nelsons, said:
“Due to affordability, the football club phases in new kits for teams on three-year cycles and the under 8’s weren’t due a new one this year.
“The sponsorship from Nelsons has allowed the boys to turn up to games against some amazing opposition with added comfort and confidence because of the new kits. They really do look the part.
“The whole team is very grateful for Nelsons’ generosity. Supporting local causes is an important part of our culture at Nelsons – we love to see our donations making a real difference to the lives of others.
“Sponsoring grassroots football does more than just put shirts on backs – youth football brings lots of benefits to the local community and a kit gives the young players a sense of belonging and pride.”
The team has had some amazing experiences over the last few seasons resulting in lots of fun and enjoyment for players and parents and with many of the players having been scouted for a variety of junior teams, including Nottingham Forest Development, Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Lincoln City, Derby County, Leicester City and Sheffield United.
Rob Harwood, chairman of Bingham Town Football Club, said:
“I am very grateful to Nelsons for their very generous sponsorship of Bingham Town U8 Reds. It is only with the continued support of companies like Nelsons that the football club can keep costs at a realistic level and provide the kit and equipment necessary to ensure all young players in and around Bingham continue to experience the fun, enjoyment and social interaction that football brings.”