To celebrate the upcoming football season, Franke UK is sponsoring Abigail Reid, a 15-year-old goalkeeper who plays for Wycombe Wanderers Women’s Under 18s Football Club.
Reid originally started her football career at the age of just seven, when she played for Tilehurst Panthers in Reading.
During her time with Tilehurst, she also began training at the Wycombe Wanderers Girls Elite Development Centre last year, before joining the club officially for the 2023/4 season.
Franke’s generous sponsorship has paid for Reid’s football kit for the upcoming season, as well as her club membership expenses.
Franke says that its sponsorship of Reid shows its commitment to both nurturing young talent as well as investing in its employees, as her father, Stuart Reid, works for Franke as a field service technician.
Jo Sargent, sales and marketing director at Franke, said: “We are delighted to support Abigail as she embarks on this exciting chapter of her football journey with Wycombe Wanderers FC Women’s U18s.
“At a time when women’s football is finally starting to get the attention it deserves, we are delighted to play a part in Abigail’s development by providing her with the backing she requires to shine on the field. We look forward to following her and her teammates’ progress during the forthcoming season.”
The chair of Wycombe Wanderers FC, Nigel Kingston, added: “Sponsorship support for our players is vital as all the funds to operate Wycombe Wanderers Women are raised through either sponsorship or donations.
“Franke’s sponsorship of Abigail means a great deal to her and allows her to go through the season without worrying whether she can afford to play for us. Wycombe Wanderers Women are very grateful to Franke for their support and look forward to working with them in the season ahead.”