NorthEdge has been the sole sponsor of Barns Athletic FC since the club was founded in 2010. Operating two teams in the Manchester Junior Respect League, the club provides an inclusive playing environment for young footballers of all standards. For the majority Barns represents an opportunity for young players to participate competitively on a weekly basis in a setting that promotes player development. At the same time the club has enjoyed success on the pitch and provided a pathway for players into the Professional Academy System.
“The players and staff at Barns Athletic are extremely grateful to NorthEdge for their continued support and sponsorship. Team managers often ask me as to how can their club find a sponsor like NorthEdge. My answer is always that I doubt any business or organisation could show the same level of commitment to Grass Roots Sport when there are few tangible rewards.
“Thanks to the support of NorthEdge the club has been able to secure FA Chartermark Status and the teams are able to play football in an environment that develops them not only as athletes, but as role models for the future.” Martin Haworth, Head Coach of Barns Athletic FC