Published: 14:09, 09 June 2021
| Updated: 14:21, 09 June 2021
Youth sports clubs are being given the chance to win a new team strip to celebrate the lifting of lockdown.
As junior sporting clubs can finally begin to start meeting and playing again, branded clothing and school uniform specialist Recognition Express is inviting nominations for unsung junior sports club heroes in Dartford and Bromley.
The hero will receive a trophy and their prize is a new strip for the club. In previous years, the competition was only open to junior football clubs but Hugh O’Neill, director of Recognition Express Bromley and Dartford, has decided to give all under 16s sports teams an equal opportunity to win the prize for 2021.
He said: “It’s been a tough year for everyone but particularly for children with their disrupted schooling and not being able to meet up with friends and teammates.
“I know how hard club officials, parents and children themselves have been working to keep up morale during lockdown when clubs couldn’t meet to train or play.
"Getting everything ready for re-opening safely has been a mammoth task for all involved. There will always be that one stand-out individual whether it be a coach, parent or a team member who goes that extra mile for the club quietly and without seeking any praise or reward.
“As specialists in recognition products, promotional items and branded clothing, it makes sense for us to combine donating a new team kit to a local junior sports club whilst recognising an unsung hero. It gives us the chance to recognise the contribution these unsung heroes make and give something back to the community we serve.”
Anyone can nominate a junior sports club hero. The competition is open to all under 16s junior sporting clubs playing in Bromley or Dartford.
To enter visit www.recognition-express.com/bromley-dartford/nominate-club-hero. The competition closes on Monday, June 18 and the winner will be announced from Monday, July 5.