When we first formed CLUB, it was always our ambition to sponsor a football club. One whose values and philosophy not only align with us as a business, but also a club that we knew would capture the imagination of our community and team.
So when we were offered the opportunity to sponsor a football club in Newcastle, whilst excited, we thought it might be too early after less than 12 months into our journey.
That was, until we spoke to Simon Mooney & Patrick Leonard from Newcastle Independent FC (NIFC). ⚽
An independent club from Newcastle with a dream of making it to the top. Not only did they love the vision of CLUB, they were living it. They wanted to experience club ownership, create a new model for the way in which clubs are run and as the saying goes, the rest is history…
Now in their 7th season, NIFC have been promoted 5 out of the last 6 seasons and are just 10 promotions from the Premier League. Imagine….Newcastle Independent FC v Newcastle Utd.
Their previous season’s achievements include the prestigious treble, where NIFC won the league and two cups at a canter. Formed of local players, including a Joiner, Barman, DJ, Promotor and Artist, the club currently sit 3rd in the Northern Football Alliance League, just 9 points behind top.
We’re incredibly proud to be playing a small part in their journey and who knows, maybe in years to come, our COs will be picking Newcastle Independent FC players on CLUB.
This is the first of many instances where CLUB will support and giveback to the game throughout the league system. We’ll be sharing NIFC’s journey across our socials and you can also check out the Grassroots channel in our Discord for updates on their promotion push.
An Away day to Newcastle is also being arranged where all are welcome but in the meantime…UP THE GOAT 🐐 🐐 and welcome to CLUB! 🙌