JACOBSEN have reaffirmed their ongoing support of Suffolk FA for an eighth season.
JACOBSEN have reaffirmed their ongoing support of Suffolk FA.
They have agreed to continue their sponsorship for an eighth consecutive season.
The Ipswich-based turf maintenance firm have previously used the Ransomes Jacobsen brand to sponsor the county’s Awards Ceremony and the Groundsman of the Year competition.
These will both be sponsored using the Jacobsen brand for the 2020-21 season.
The annual Awards ceremony sees presentations made to the winners of The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards as well as Long Service Awards.
The winners of the Groundsman of the Year competition, which is held each year in the county for clubs at Step 7 and below, also form part of the ceremony.
Andre Andrade, Jacobsen Key Account Manager, is pictured above (right) and in the main photograph with Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal (left) at the Jacobsen factory in Ipswich.
Andre Andrade, Jacobsen Key Account Manager, said: “It’s a challenging time for grassroots football across the UK, and we think it is more important now than ever to support the volunteer groundsmen in Suffolk by recognising their efforts.
“Over the last few years, we’ve seen the amazing job they all do and the exceptionally high standards they’ve been able to achieve, and I’m sure despite the additional challenges they have faced when we visit the finalists this year that won’t be any different.”
Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal said: “We know how important playing on a high-quality surface is to players. Our long-standing partnership with Jacobsen has allowed us to increase the emphasis, resource and support for grass pitches, and that has been reflected in a significant improvement to the general standard of grass pitches around Suffolk.
“I’m delighted our continued relationship with this global brand based here in Suffolk means we can continue to recognise, reward and support ground staff who often go underappreciated, and work with more clubs to improve their playing surface.”