22 Oct 2014
Bishops’ Move’s Brighton branch, part of the UK’s largest family owned removals company which is this year celebrating its 160th year in business, has leant its support to girls, youth football as it becomes sponsor of A.F.C Sporting U11’s. The team, which competes in Sussex County Girls Under 11 League and plays its home games at East Hill Park, Portslade, is competing in its first season which has also featured a trip to Wembley to watch England ladies vs. Germany ladies.
Bishop’s Move’s Brighton branch – known as Ease the Squeeze – also sponsor the away kit of Brighton & Hove Albion’s Spanish forward Adrián Colunga, and have recently relocated former Brighton winger Andrea Orlandi up to Blackpool following his release from the club. Post play-offs in May, Bishop’s Move also relocated former Brighton loanee Keith Andrews back to Lancashire and his parent club, Bolton Wanderers.
A.F.C Sporting coaches, Scott Ellis and Gordon Taylor, both have daughters playing in the side - Daisy Ellis and Erin Taylor. Daisy’s grandfather and Scott’s father-in-law, Bob Baines, is Branch Manager at Bishop’s Move’s Ease the Squeeze and played a key role in securing the sponsoring of the side.
Bob comments: “Investing in our local footballers at youth level is very important to us as a business and we are extremely proud to have the opportunity to sponsor A.F.C Sporting. It’s wonderful to see the girls do so well in their first season and to also experience a trip to Wembley to see England’s female footballers perform at the very top of their game.”
Scott Ellis, A.F.C Sporting coach says: “We are delighted to have such a well-established and high-profile company sponsor our club and we hope this is the start of a long and productive relationship between the two parties.”
Bishop’s Move’s Ease the Squeeze branch provides Brighton residents with affordable and secure self-storage. It can be found down South Road, Preston Park.