Newcastle East End F.C is a growing club, in part thanks to the support and the benfits they have experianced since achieving Nike Partner Club status.
Chairman Kelly Scott highlighted the significant progression the club has made in the last 6 months since the partnership was formed. 'Being a Charter Standard Community Club we always want to raise the bar in everything we do both on and off the pitch, and i feel the partnership with Nike has been vital in moving the club forwards'
One of the key direct benefits of becoming a Nike Partner Club is the provision of Coaching Busary's that can be redeemed with the local County FA when completing courses delivered by the County; a benefit Newcastle East End have taken full advantage of. The Partnership with Nike has allowed the club to redeem over £2000 worth of coaching vouchers helping 21 coaches complete coaching badges in the past 12 months. A phenomenal accomplishment for a grass roots football club which Kelly states would not have even been dreamt of before the Nike partnership.
'By being able to provide free level 1 coaching, we have been able to gain new coaches that have allowed us to form more teams. For a club like ours, the association with a brand like Nike has been a massive deal and it has certainly helped us attract new players and coaches'
Kelly Scott, Club Chairman.
Newcastle East End F.C
Newcastle East End have certainly profited from the association with Nike when purchasing kit and equipment, with local businesses and the community eager to provide support to the club. This has allowed all 29 teams within the club to purchase brand new match day kits and equipment. Kelly also stated his delight at being able to provide Premier League match tickets to children who would normally not be able to afford to go to such events.
The benefits underlined by Kelly reinforce Nike's commitment to developing grass roots football in England with over £1.8 million invested by Nike since 2013. If you believe your club could benefit from this exciting program sumbit your club details via the website and a member of the NPC team will be in touch.