Kingdom is very proud to be supporting an Under 14s football team – the Croft Juniors U14 Blue. One of the team coaches is Simon Reynolds, who is Kingdom’s supervisor at Swindon Borough Council’s Waterside Park depot, which is the council recycling centre for Swindon that also deals with housing repairs and highways. Simon joined Kingdom in May 2016 and heads up a team of five that work at the site providing cleaning services for the offices and reception.
Kingdom’s sponsorship will pay for the new football kit that the young players so desperately need. Kingdom’s name and logo now appears on the team’s shirts, which they will wear for all games around Swindon and Wiltshire, and all summer tournaments.
Croft Juniors Football Club was founded in 1972 and is run entirely by volunteers. They field football teams for local children aged between 6 and 21 years old, and currently have 19 teams playing in local Swindon and Wiltshire leagues. Although the club puts most emphasis on the kids enjoying the beautiful game, their teams do regularly win league championships and cup competitions.
The U14s Blue team has been playing together now for six years, having started as an Under 8s team. Back then some players were barely able to kick a ball. Speaking about the team, their manager Nick Ware, said: “We started in Division 3 of the North Wiltshire Youth Football League. The team, like the wider Croft Juniors club, is run for the enjoyment of children – teaching them how to play the different formats of the game (starting with 7 a-side all the way now to 11 a side), to love the game of football, and the importance of teamwork, building a strong team culture. To that end, I have deliberately stayed loyal to the group of players I started with all those years ago, only adding additional players as the playing team size grew and losing very few.
“We have players from all different backgrounds and cultures, and it is great to see them all mixing together, oblivious to any differences in their backgrounds, whilst focusing on playing as one team. The approach works – we have been successful over the years, gaining back to back promotions and now playing in Division 1.”
Kingdom is very proud to support these young people, and believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole. Corporate responsibility informs everything they do, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their colleagues, their customers and grow their business.
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