Harton and Westoe Cobras and Vipers under 7’s football team was recently brought to the attention of Solar Solve Marine by its management team members Karl McMann and Jamie Mackintosh. They were seeking financial support from local businesses to help them to give the 15 boys the best possible opportunity to beginning a long journey in developing in grassroots football.
The team have been together since Christmas last year and have already shown that they have great footballing potential, currently playing in the local league at Temple Park Centre and entering local tournaments. They have 2 impressive successes so far, by winning the Armed Forces Day competition and the Jarrow Festival football competition, in memory of a local teenager.
Mark Weatherburn, Solar Solve’s Quality Manager commented, “It was great to see the lads at the factory and share their enthusiasm. The club’s management team are looking to take the boys to Flamingo Land next year to play against teams from other areas. Our Production Deputy, Jamie Ellwood was very happy to present Karl McMann with a cheque to help them on their way, with the compliments of everyone at Solar Solve.”
Solar Solve Marine’s employees Ian Ratcliffe and Jamie Ellwood (with cheque) pictured with Harton and Westoe Cobras and Vipers under 7’s football team representative Karl McMann and some of the players during their visit to Solar Solve Marine Production Facility in South Shields.