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Society sponsors local football team

The Blyth Town FC A team are looking smarter this season thanks to a £500 donation from Leeds Building Society.

This sponsorship has paid for new kits for the team, with the players proudly carrying the Society’s logo on the front of their shirts for the next two years.

Charlie Mitchelson joined the Society’s Blyth branch in June, and is currently playing for the Blyth Town FC A team during their first season in the Northern Football Alliance.

Joanna Dodd, Leeds Building Society’s Branch Manager in Blyth, said: “We’re delighted to make this donation and support the team. As a building society, we are owned by our members and are pleased to support good causes in the communities where we and our members live and work.”

Ian Watson, A Team Manager at Blyth Town FC, said: “Thanks to Leeds Building Society’s sponsorship we now have matching shirts for the team, making them feel part of the club to a greater extent.  

“On behalf of everyone playing, watching, managing and coaching many thanks for Leeds Building Society’s sponsorship, it is greatly appreciated.”

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Blyth Town Club in their new kit

Blyth Town Club in their new kit

Please see attached a photo of the Blyth Town FC A team.

Leeds Building Society’s Blyth branch is at 18 Church Street, Blyth, NE24 1BG.

Blyth Town FC is the North East’s first community charter standard club. Established in 1995 it currently has 31 teams ranging from under 7's to seniors for both boys and girls,  meaning over 400 children with parents, grandparents etc. are part of the club.

Blyth Town FC plays at South Newsham Playing Fields, Sandringham Dr, Blyth, NE24 3PS.

Leeds Building Society has 65 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £14.9bn (at 30th June 2016). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.