Spence are proud to become the new sponsors of the under 16’s team for Blackstones Junior Football Club. The newly formed squad received fresh new kits from Spence prior to kick off, and the boys marked the receipt with a win!

Andy Cummings, a Framework/Senior Contracts Manager of Spence, was contacted directly by the club to help organise and manage a new Under 16’s team for Blackstones FC; this later resulted in Spence kindly offering to Sponsor the team this season.

The new Macron Football kit was presented to the team, by Andy Cummings alongside the Commercial Director of Spence – Mr Andrew Bagshaw. They are both extremely excited to link a London Company and a Country Junior Football club, as both members travel from Stamford in Lincolnshire to London each day to work for Spence.

Blackstones Junior FC is a family orientated club that has FOOTBALL FUN at the heart of its organisation.

In 2003, the club started with a small Saturday morning league being coached by Justin Osbourne, a local lad from Stamford. Justin carried out the training on a Netball court at blackstones headquarters whilst studying for his level 2 coaching badge.

After some hard work and determination, in 2005, the club formed their first Blackstones Juniors team. This was an under 10’s team and was originally managed by Andy Cummings. Mr Cummings became rapidly involved due to his son’s love of football, but unfortunately having no local league to play for. The news of the newly formed squad got around town and the number of teams quickly increased.

In 2007, Andy Cummings became chairman of the club, and Justin Osborne became Secretary. Also, gradually with the help of some enthusiastic parents more and more teams were formed.

A club like Blackstones depend solely on the help of parents and sponsors to keep them in action, and although the parents and committee members may change as the boys grow up, the foundation of the club has been cemented, meaning Blackstones continue to attract new players each year.

In November 2011, the club created a close link with McDonald’s as part of their “Club Twinning” programme. Successfully, Blackstones received a grant and the money is being put towards coaching education. The team’s base is now found at the Queen Eleanor School in Stamford and also at the main seniors ground at Lincoln Road, Stamford.

Due to the success achieved by Blackstones, other Junior Football clubs have been developed in the local area, making it easier for lads of any age to play Football.

This season Blackstones have 5 teams, over 10 volunteer managers/assistants, a chairman, a Secretary and a Junior committee, all of which give up their time each and every week to “make it happen”.

Blackstones FC are tremendously thankful for all the support they receive, without the help of parents and the forward thinking of organisations, it would not be possible to invest in to the lives of young people and their passion for football.

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