Garstang CC youngsters bowled over by construction firm’s support

Garstang CC youngsters bowled over by construction firm’s support

Collinson Construction has bolstered its backing for local grassroots sports by throwing its support behind Garstang Cricket Club.

The family-run Catterall firm, which creates high-performing buildings for the sports and leisure, industrial, education and commercial sectors, has committed to sponsoring the club’s junior team for the next three years.

The investment will help fund Garstang CC’s school coaching programme, which will see the club provide cricket coaching for up to 500 children in six local primary schools. The sponsorship deal also means the club is able to gift every junior member with a playing shirt.

Collinson Construction has long been a supporter of grassroots sports and already has strong links with Garstang community teams.

The firm has current sponsorship arrangements with a number of teams including Garstang FC and Garstang Rugby Club, with the firm’s support of Garstang CC marking a hat-trick of grassroots sports sponsorship deals in the town.

Robert Duxbury, managing director at Collinson Construction, said: “Many of our projects are in the sports sector so we see first-hand just how much people rely on sport to maintain both their physical and mental health.

“Grassroots sport is vital to the communities in which we operate, so we’re happy to lend our support to help Garstang Cricket Club improve access to cricket for local children.”

Michael Walling, Garstang CC chairman, added: “It is fantastic to have Collinson Construction as our junior sponsor for the next three years. Recently, we have invested heavily in our junior section by partnering with six local schools to deliver an “Introduction to Cricket” programme to over 500 local children, to which we have had a great response with over 160 children attending practice on a Friday night.

“In years to come, I would like every child in Garstang to have had the opportunity to have played cricket.

“The partnership with Collinson Construction allows us to invest further into our junior section and fund more coaching to deliver cricket to more children in the local area. It is great to see local businesses support the club to allow us to drive Garstang CC forward.

“The club is grateful to all our sponsors, who have continued to support the club through these difficult times and who without them we would not be able to offer the facilities that we do.”