A local children’s football team will certainly look the part this season after striking a sponsorship deal with a local opticians.
Specsavers in Horsham, located at 57 West Street, has become an official sponsor of Kirdford Cougar’s under-12 football team and has kitted them out with brand new kits to replace the existing one which is two years old.
One of the team’s star players, Luke Kopiec, is visually impaired and Specsavers have given him a free pair of prescription sport’s goggles to aid his sight on the pitch.
The team have also been given a special post-season award to give to one of the players – the ‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’ trophy.
Missing an open goal will be no excuse as the store will be inviting members of the team to have their eyes tested and will also educate them about the importance of having regular eye examinations.
Kumar Keshavji, store director of Specsavers in Horsham says: “I think it’s really important for local businesses to support their local clubs and we are very proud to be sponsoring the Kirdford Cougars football teams.
“We wish them every success for this season and would encourage everyone in the local community to get behind them and offer their support.’”
John Kopiec, Kirdford Cougars coach says: “It is really difficult for club’s located in rural locations to gain access to sponsorships and we were delighted when Specsavers offered to sponsor us. This is a great partnership and we would like to thank Specsavers for its generous support of our club.”
To book an eye examination or hearing test at Specsavers Horsham, please visit the store at 57 West Street, Horsham, call 01403 275 115 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/horsham
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