Blackpool law firm Blackhurst Budd Solicitors are celebrating after the local sports teams they sponsor won their respective leagues.
Blackhurst Budd FC have done the treble having recently been crowned champions in the Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Alliance for the third time in four years and winning the Gledhill Cup and Divisional Cup. The team are also sponsored by former Blackpool player Charlie Adam.
“Having the backing of a local business has made a huge different to the players over the last few years. We’ve been able to invest in new kit and run events to really bring the team together, which has led to success on the pitch. We hope that the relationship with the firm will continue for many years” said Manager Andy Speight.
In March the firm’s netball team were also triumphant, winning promotion in the Fylde Netball League.
“We’ve had support from the firm since 2014. It has been a big relief for the team as new kits aren’t cheap, but thanks to the sponsorship we receive there is no financial pressure on the players” said Jen Marcus.
Warren Spencer, Managing Partner at Blackhurst Budd commented:
“It’s great to see the teams doing so well. It originally started as my brother was managing the football team at the time and they were just looking for some help with the cost of their equipment. Since then we’ve really seen the sponsorship take off and they have even set up their own Twitter account for BBFC fans! The staff have taken part in a mixed charity tournament with the netball team and we have enjoyed playing a part in their success.”