Berkhamsted grassroots football club wins changing room makeover

Harry’s is focusing on where football really matters most, in local communities

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 1:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th September 2020, 1:48 pm

A football club in Berkhamsted has won a changing room makeover, thanks to men's care brand Harry's.

Harry’s recognises a need to support local football teams, so created a competition for teams across the UK to enter with their story and reasons why they should win, and be in with a chance to win a club changing room makeover and sponsorship up to the value of £32,000.

Gossoms End FC in Berkhamsted has been announced as one of the winners.

Gossoms End FC in Berkhamsted has won a changing room makeover

George Guest, Gossoms End FC team manager: "Gossoms End FC are absolutely delighted, and incredibly excited to have won this prize!

"We have maintained the pavilion since the late 80s, and although everything is in working order, the decor and facilities have remained very much in that decade!

"Thanks to Harry's and the Football's Other Guys competition we'll now have an amazing facility that will be used and enjoyed by us and our opponents for years to come.

"This has really helped to secure the long term future of the football club and we're hugely grateful to Harry's, Dacorum Borough Council and Anyways for their parts in this.”

Gossoms End FC

'Football’s Other Guys' - a campaign supporting grassroots football communities and clubs across the UK - aims to empower smaller football clubs that lack proper sporting facilities.

Unlike professional football, most grassroots clubs depend on local funding.

That’s where Harry’s comes in, instead of investing money into big leagues, Harry’s is focusing on where football really matters most - in local communities.

Grassroots football is so important in this country, it brings people of all ages and abilities together, and we want to encourage more guys to join in.

Harry’s recognises a need to support local football teams

Playing football is one of the ways that men look after their mental health, physical health leads to improved mental health, and team sports are considered the best routes to that positivity, with the social side proving a win-win for young men.

Matt Hiscock, vice president at Harry’s: “We are excited to announce Gossoms End are the winners of our Footballs Other Guys competition, and highlight the positive way that we were able to make a difference to local communities around the country.

"Our own research told us that participation in team sport is hugely important for wellbeing and mental health - and this has never felt more important than now.

"With this campaign, we wanted to bring the focus to grassroots football, there’s never been more money in football, but the grassroots game doesn’t see that much of it.

"Too many teams cannot find pitches to play on or adequate facilities and so we are thrilled to give a helping hand in getting local teams back on their feet, and back on the field."

For more information about Harry's visit: www.harrys.com.