EDSB Compliance Solutions have supported many grassroots football teams over the past few years and this year is no different. We are very proud to partner with Holbeck Moor JFC, a local team to our Leeds office but also a completely new team. When Manager Chris Gamble contacted EDSB for our support, we were delighted and honoured to be part of something very exciting and different to the rest, it seemed a perfect match for our business.
EDSB have sponsored a number of Holbeck’s youth teams as well as their ‘Holbeck Huskies’ initiative to get children as young as 3 years old enjoying the game. It is their commitment to the local community which we find so endearing and we are sure they are destined for huge things in the future.
Chris explains to EDSB what it‘s all about:
“We officially launched Holbeck Moor JFC on the 2nd May 2022. We set up Holbeck Moor JFC for many reasons. Holbeck doesn’t have a junior football club, so children in the local area were having to travel further afield to play grassroots football. We wanted to bring a club to the area and really give back to the community. When we set up the club, we had 32 children, since then we now have 120 registered. Our club has grown beyond our wildest dreams. We have children from ages 3 to 14 currently. We initially had Under 9’s, Under 11’s, Under 13’s & Under 14’s teams, but recently we have added an Under 7’s & Under 10’s team. We also have our Holbeck Huskies, which is for our younger ones starting at age 3 until 6. As a club we want to continue to grow and continue to work with the local community. We have already offered free summer camp mornings, where some of our coaches have taken time out of their own working day to put on these sessions for the children, where we had over 40 children attend. One thing we also wanted to do, was not only give back to the local community, but to those who help others. That’s why we have formed partnerships with charities. Every age group has a charity partner, each charity partner is proudly shown on the sleeve of that team’s kit. As the club grows, so will our charity partners. We are excited for our future and are very thankful for the support from EDSB in believing in us and coming on this journey with us. As we always say, ‘Stronger Together’.”
Chris, from everyone at EDSB we can’t wait to see your teams grow over the next few years and we wish you every success developing local grassroots in Leeds.