Church football team supports Norwich homeless charity
St Martins enjoyed a field day at the Norfolk Christian Football League’s 2019 end-of-season mini-tournament in April when grassroots team the Eaton Eagles stepped up to receive the league’s fellowship trophy – their strip proudly bearing the charity’s logo.
The Eagles, whose players come from the group ministry of St Andrews and Christchurch in Eaton, are sponsored by long-term church member David Taylor, who chose to put the St Martins logo on the strip. The churches have previously had youth teams in the League, but this was their first appearance as an adult team.
Grassroots football teams are always looking for local businesses as sponsors to pay for their kit and equipment, which normally features a company’s logo to gain it publicity. David Taylor said: “I am a huge admirer of the work St Martins does among the disadvantaged and the dispossessed”.
St Martins CEO Dr Jan Sheldon added: “We’re very pleased and proud that our logo has been given prominence every Saturday morning on the football field. There are lots of ways to support St Martins, and this is a really innovative idea.”