Knypersley based software house, Parker Software, are proud to announce they are the sponsor of the football training kits at local school, Biddulph High.
Stephen Parker, CEO and Julia Parker, Financial Director, have been kicking around ideas in aims to help their local community. When approached by the school back in January, they jumped at the chance to get involved.
Chris Swift, Head of Physical Education approached Parker Software in January 2015. His team will be travelling to Real-Madrid this season, and he wanted the boys to look and feel like pros. Mr Swift has had many successes in his career at the school; he coached the most recent addition to Manchester United’s 1st team, James Wilson.
He is continuing on with his efforts with every new face to join the team.
Mr Swift commented: “For the last few years we have taken a group of students abroad on Football Development Tours to some of the biggest football clubs in the world such as Valenica and Paris Saint Germain.
This year we are embarking on a 5 day tour to Real Madrid Football Club with a group of Year 9 and 10 boys. This tour compromises of 5 training sessions at the Real Madrid official training ground, matches against local Spanish opposition and the opportunity to watch a live Spanish Primera League Game between Real Madrid and Eibar.
On behalf of the school and the boys travelling I would like to thank Parker Software for their kind donation towards sponsoring the tracksuits.”
Mr Parker (born in Birches head, Hanley) has been running successful businesses for over 25 years and has adopted the philosophy of supporting the local community. Stephen and Julia’s eldest son currently attends Biddulph High, and their youngest will be moving up to join him in the coming year.
Mr Parker commented: “Stoke on Trent has always been my home, coming from a previously deprived but now up and coming area, I have always tried to support the community to make sure it continues to grow and become a thriving city for both employment and tourism, once again.
I am very proud to be getting involved with this team and wish them all the best in Real-Madrid.”
Biddulph High is a comprehensive school for 13-19 year olds, with approximately 800 students on roll, including 200 post 16 students. GCSE results have remained above national averages for the past 5 years; with the progress as KS4 placing them in the top 20% of schools nationally.
Author: Katie Harrison