Here at Excel Fostering, we are always willing to get involved and help out in our local communities and when the opportunity came about to help out another local football club, we couldn’t resist and wanted to be involved. We’re delighted to be kit sponsor for the U7 ‘Jets’ West Coast Sports team for the upcoming 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons.

We believe in allowing children, whatever their background, to have opportunities to take part in things they are passionate about. They should feel like they are equal and football clubs like West Coast Sports helps to keep children and young people from all walks of life off the streets and into sports, whilst teaching them to work as a team and develop key skills.

West Coast Sports was established in April 2019 by former Army Football coach Justin Singleton, to provide 1-2-1 coaching to individual players of all ages across the Fylde Coast. This was to help develop players in a safe environment and compliment their football training alongside their grassroots teams. As West Coast Sports quickly gained momentum, individual sessions became more bespoke. Preparing players for trials at academy level and also signposting some to development teams such as Lancaster City and Chorley FC.

Justin said “Without team sponsorship, West Coast Sports’ teams would struggle to exist. Starting up a young age group is always difficult practically and financially. The team have really benefited from the sponsorship of Excel Fostering and now have a brand new kit to play in along with rain jackets. The kit is on order and we can’t wait to see their smiling faces once they don club colours to play in their first ever match as U7’s this season.

It is extremely generous of Excel Fostering to help West Coast Sports with the burden of purchasing a new kit. Without a playing kit, you cannot enter into a league which means children would have to continue to just train without the added benefit of small sided football matches. This means a great deal to the Jets and we are very thankful for the sponsorship.”

On behalf of everyone at Excel Fostering, we would like to wish Justin and the team all the best for the seasons ahead. Go Jets!

You can stay updated on West Coast Sports via their Facebook page, here:


Lytham YMCA Under 10s

Helping out in our local communities is at the heart of Excel’s values, especially when it comes to children and young people. We have been the proud sponsors of local side Lytham St Annes YMCA Football Club (LSAYMCA FC) for a couple of years now. Our journey began when the club started at the under 7’s level but now at under 10’s, we still remain as committed as ever by supporting the club with kits and training essentials.

Having a local opportunity like this for children is great! Not only does it keep them fit and active, it also encourages them to be outside in the fresh air for a couple of hours a week, away from their technology devices with other children their age, whilst developing team work skills. For some children, a club like this can mean the world to them and it’s enjoyable seeing the passion they have for football and that’s what drives us on to support them as much as we can.

Richard (LSAYMCA FC manager) said:

“Excel Fostering have sponsored our football team since we started at under 7’s. When I first contacted Excel Fostering, the staff were so positive and responsive and have continued that way whenever we’ve touched base with them. Since then they have generously helped out team with full kits, hoodies, warm jackets for those cold morning and more recently tracksuit tops.  We are now under 10’s and I know all the players and parents, including myself will always be indebted to Excel Fostering for the help they have provided.”

A big thank you to Richard and the team for all the effort and dedication they put in. It really does make a difference to young lives and we look forward to supporting the club further as they grow!

Nelson Ladies FC

Here at Excel Fostering, we love doing our bit for the local community and helping out anyway we can and when the opportunity came about to be the kit sponsor for local team Nelson Ladies FC, we knew we had to be involved!

Nelson Ladies FC is a small community club that is located near our Burnley office. They currently play in the LFA Women’s County Premier Division and have made an impressive start to the 2019-2020 season, which has seen them cement their position at the top of the table after going on a four game unbeaten run!

Awareness, interest and coverage of women’s football is growing rapidly across the world and rightly so. Nelson Ladies FC have done an incredible job in establishing a club that gives local girls and women from all walks of life and background an opportunity to play football at a competitive level. We feel it’s important that young girls (and boys) feel like they are equal in society and have opportunities to take part in what they love.

Manager Nicky Simmonds said “We are pleased to start a partnership with Excel Fostering. The women’s game is on the rise and growing each week and here at Nelson Football Club, it was a no brainer to start a women’s team. As the only recognised teams in our area are Burnley FC and Barrowford Celtic, it’s great to add another in the Pendle area. We are always on the lookout for girls 16+ to showcase their talents to us. We have a hard working squad who have helped us get to where we are today and we’ve only been going 4 years and in that time, we have achieved one domestic final, two back-to-back promotions and we’re hoping to make it a third. So it is really pleasing to see and I want to thank Parvis and his team at Excel for sponsoring us.”

If you know any girls aged 17+ of all abilities who would like to join Nelson Ladies FC, get in touch with them on Facebook – Nelson Ladies FC.

Keep up the great work Nelson Ladies FC and we look forward to the rest of the season!

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