MJM Sports & Joma to Sponsor New Forest Futsal League
The UK Futsal Association have announced a pioneering partnership with MJM Sports and Joma Sports, who are to be the official Sponsor of the New Forest and District Futsal League (in partnership with Hampshire FA), which is supporting grass roots Futsal in Hampshire.
MJM Sports will be providing all the cups and medals for the various age groups, Joma kit will also be provided at reduced cost for all the teams. An online kit shop will be available – which will help fund UK Futsal - at www.ukfutsal.com and links to www.mjm-sports.co.uk .
In fact MJM Sports are committed to all other Junior leagues who decide to join the Futsal program and the same sponsorship package would apply to them, making for a very attractive proposition.
Terry Schofield, MD of MJM Sports – ‘’This is a fantastic opportunity for us to get involved with Futsal at grass roots level. Futsal is very much in its infancy in the UK, but is growing at a remarkable rate, so we are absolutely delighted to have been given this opportunity. We have worked together with Joma for a wide range of clubs to provide team kits, and we know that the quality that we will be providing will be second to none.’’
Jon Haile, Brand Manager Joma UK - “ As part of the original agreement with MJM Sports we are delighted that they have agreed to sponsor this First Futsal Junior League in Hampshire. As one of the World’s leading Futsal brands we are always interested in supporting initiatives that help to promote the game of Futsal and we are delighted that we are going to be working in partnership with MJM Sports and UKFutsal as they continue their good work in helping to promote Futsal here in the UK”
Futsal originated in Brazil & Uruguay in the 40s, while similar to soccer, the ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces – none other than Ronaldinho says that a lot of the his moves originate from when he played Futsal!
Futsal is being encouraged in the UK – with the belief by the FA that it will bring a dramatic increase in the skill level of UK association football players – hence increasing the chances of international success for the home nations.
John Mackintosh, Director of UK Futsal Association said “We are pleased to announce a partnership with Joma & MJM Sports which will extend our Futsal league portfolio outside our Bournemouth area with the opening of the New Forest & District Futsal league partnership with Hampshire FA, and we are eagerly looking forward to working with Hampshire FA and supporting their League to promote the sport.”
Matt York, League Secretary Hampshire FA – ‘’On behalf of the New Forest & District Youth Football League our member clubs and the 100’s of players that represent their teams, we are delighted to have agreed this innovative partnerships between MJM Sports, Joma and UK Futsal Association.
We believe MJM Sports and Joma have shown fantastic support to developing Futsal at a Grassroots level, not only will they be providing reduced cost kit and equipment to our members their ongoing financial agreement will see a continuous cycle of funding to the development of the league’s Futsal provision year upon year.
The New Forest & District Youth Football League are excited to share this pioneering partnership, and we as a unity of clubs, players, coaches and officials look forward to developing our Futsal provision even further with our new partners.’’