Commercial vehicle group Sherwood Truck & Van has helped a girls’ football team get off to a flying start by supporting them with pre-season warm-up matches against QPR and West Ham Ladies academy teams.
Sherwood sponsored 13-year-old Elizabeth Townley to the tune of £125 in a fun run which raised money to pay for transport for Underwood Villa U14 Girls to attend the games.
Elizabeth, who is central defender for the team and who attends the National School in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, is the daughter of Greg Townley, facilities manager for Sherwood and parent company Guest Truck and Van.
Underwood Villa U14 Girls had been asked to play the London teams after a notching up a superb 2010/2011 season.
They were Nottingham Girls and Ladies division one champions,League Cup, Nottingham FA Shield winners, and National Final runners up, being beaten by Blackpool Ladies Academy. In all the Nottinghamshire competitions the team only conceded ten goals in total.
They were also the first girls to win League, Cup and Shield in a season.
“Underwood Villa U14 Girls were pleased as punch to be asked to play QPR and West Ham Ladies academy teams pre-season,” said Greg Townley.“They were very grateful for the sponsorship that Sherwood Truck & Van provided, which allowed them to travel to London to play against these well-regarded ladies teams. It was great experience for the team.”
Sherwood Truck and Van, with its headquarters in South Normanton, Derbyshire, is part of West Bromwich-based Ian Guest Holdings, one of the UK’s largest independently owned commercial vehicle dealers.
The group covers an area that includes the West Midlands, North Wales, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire and East Anglia.
Sherwood is a leading supplier of new and used commercial vehicles, established in 1978. As well as its headquarters in South Normanton, it has branches in Highfield Lane, Sheffield,Lenton, Nottingham, and in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent. The company also maintains, services and repairs commercial vehicles across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and most of Cheshire.