PARKERS Pitches are the new sponsors of the Suffolk Junior Cup for the 2021-22 season.
The sports turf management firm’s sponsorship of the competition is an extension of their association with Suffolk FA, which started with the Pitch Improvement Programme two-and-a-half years ago.
Parkers Pitches, who are based in the Bury St Edmunds area, started trading in September 2015.
Will Parker (pictured above with the Suffolk Junior Cup) initially had some assistance from his father Tim Parker, before branching out on his own and he now employs three full-time members of staff.
The company, who cover the whole of East Anglia, have carried out work on more than 50 football pitches across Suffolk.
These includes full maintenance at both Haverhill Rovers FC and Stowmarket Town FC, while Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds FC have been a client from the very start.
Parkers Pitches also maintain rugby and cricket pitches, including the facilities at Woolpit Cricket Club where Will plays for the 1st XI and is a former captain of the club.
He said: “Our sponsorship of the competition underpins our relationship with the clubs involved in grassroots football in the county.
“Our ethos goes beyond just improving pitches – we are fans of local sport and we get a lot of enjoyment out of others appreciating the work that we do in preparing a top-quality pitch.
“It is because of the support we have received and the relationships we have built with clubs that we have been able to grow the business so far.
“But we want to continue expanding and offer improved services to more clubs so that we can help as many as possible in the future.”
Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal said: “I’m delighted to be able to announce this extension of our relationship with Parkers Pitches.
“They’re a fantastic local organisation who really care about the quality of playing surface available to players regardless of the playing level of the club and share our ambition to improve the standard of grass pitches across the county.”
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