Portable football goal manufacturer Quick Play Sport has underlined its commitment to developing grassroots football by striking a ground-breaking deal with two County Football Associations.
The Sheffield based company has signed a commercial marketing partnership with the Sheffield & Hallamshire FA and Birmingham FA, which will see the groups work together on a number of marketing and promotional opportunities
The deal, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, will also see a percentage of the price of Kickster goals purchased through the Quick Play Sport website, www.quickplaysport.com, donated back to the local FAs to support grassroots football. Quick Play Sport is now looking to expand the scheme and is actively seeking out other County FA’s who are interested in the opportunity.
The Kickster goals are portable football goals which come in a small easy to carry bag and can be both set up and taken down in under two minutes due to their revolutionary patented ‘flexi-post’ system.
Steve Crosby, Director at Quick Play Sport said: “The ethos behind Quick Play and the Kickster goal is to get more kids playing football, and hopefully our partnership with the FA will encourage the development of grassroots football in the regions.
“It’s an excellent opportunity to work together on a deal which will benefit both parties, but it’s also an opportunity for us to give something back to our local communities.
“The FAs have to find a lot of their own funding and we hope the extra revenue this deal will generate will help them find and develop the UK’s best footballers.”
James Hope-Gill, Chief Executive from Sheffield & Hallamshire FA said: “We are delighted to be able to partner with Quick Play Sport and look forward to working with them long into the future.
“The Kickster goals are fantastic and really are a modern day ‘jumpers for goal posts’ product. The football development team and our network of coaches will be out and about using the goals as they are portable and are simple and quick to put up.
“Quick Play Sport will be working closely with the County FA at all future grassroots football events.”