Carlisle Futsal Club is delighted to unveil Thomas Graham & Sons as the season 2021/22 sponsor of our academy programme.
A leading independent provider of industrial supplies and steel, Thomas Graham & Sons are one of the region’s biggest companies with a long and successful history.
Starting back in 1892, Thomas Graham changed his family’s future for generations to come when he set up his own business – a small ironmongers shop and steel warehouse on Lowther Street, Carlisle. The company has come a long way since then and their presence has grown significantly in Cumbria and Lancashire, especially since opening branches in Egremont, Kendal and Morecambe, and following a Head Office relocation from Shaddongate to Kingmoor Park, Carlisle, in 2014.
Academy Director, Phil Codd, is delighted to have a partner for the academy that shares so many of the same values as the club ‘Thomas Graham & Sons is a great fit for us, their operations span the county which mirrors our own operations. Their values of going the extra mile, doing the right thing and striving to improve, are all things that we try to instil in our academy players and reflect our own club values as well. The sponsorship will enable us to provide new equipment for our players for the coming season as well as contribute to the cost of hosting tournaments which will be opened up to players in the grassroots football community so lots of people will benefit from this.’
The Carlisle Futsal Academy programme is part of a long term strategy by the club to create Futsal players who can fulfil their potential in the sport, with the hope that some will one day go on to represent Carlisle on the national stage.
The sponsorship is part of Thomas Graham & Sons’ ongoing commitment to supporting local sports clubs and charities around Cumbria.
Roger Smith of Thomas Graham & Sons is a huge advocate of Futsal and supporting the local community “Carlisle Futsal Club is a brilliant organisation, providing local children with a safe and fun environment to keep fit, improve skills and make friends. Its very important to us at Thomas Graham to support the local community and help provide facilities like this for future generations.”
Martin Taylor, Chairman of Carlisle Futsal Club, is really pleased to be linking up with such a huge Cumbrian brand: “This is fantastic news for the club. Thomas Graham & Sons have a fantastic reputation and the fact that they have chosen to support our academy programme is a really proud moment for us. It’s an indicator that we are doing some really great things when big brands like this want to put their name next to ours.’