EDSB Supporting Grassroots Football

20 October 2023 - news|sponsorship

Westbury Strikerz Under 16's Boys Team

Westbury Strikerz started in 2014 as a 5-a-side under 7’s team, managed and coached by husband and wife, Julian and Sarah Turnock, with their youngest son playing as the team’s goalkeeper. EDSB’s very own CRM, Paul Ridgley also has a son in the team, who joined in the 2016/17 season. Paul slowly started to show an interest in helping with the team unofficially. In May 2019 Paul and Curtis (Julian and Sarah’s older son) completed their FIFA level 1 and joined the Westbury Strikerz coaching team.

Their focus has always been to give children of varying ability a chance to be part of a team that tries to keep football fun and inclusive. They have always hovered around the middle of the table over the years, but had success as under 11’s when they won a cup.

Paul Ridgley mentions, “We are aiming for a top 3 finish this season in the hopes of being promoted, but our dream is on winning the league. We believe we have a great chance, as our squad is stronger than ever. After a good pre-season and a few new signings, we are looking very good. Hopefully, we will do it in style with our new kits supplied by EDSB.”

“EDSB kindly sponsored Westbury Strikerz in 2021 as they started the under 14’s season, this provided the players with a full home kit and waterproof jackets.

Once again EDSB has agreed to sponsor the team which will provide all the players with a new home kit. This has come at the perfect time as we have new players and the existing players seem to have all shot up during pre-season.

We really appreciate the sponsorship, as grassroots football isn’t funded and all clubs rely on the generosity of companies like EDSB to help provide kit and equipment for their teams. The coaches, players and parents of Westbury Strikerz would all like to thank you for your continued support.”- Julian & Sarah Turnock

As the team gears up for an exciting season ahead, EDSB extend our heartfelt support and best wishes. Go Strikerz!

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