We are pleased to announce our support of Pappelwick and Linby Cricket Club by sponsoring the team for the 2020 season, following what has been one of the most challenging years the club has faced in its long history.
Picture: Air IT compete in Papplewick & Linby Cricket Club’s corporate 6-a-side competition in 2019.
We are pleased to announce our new sponsorship of Papplewick and Linby Cricket Club (P&LCC) who have been at the heart of the Nottinghamshire community since 1805.
At Air IT, we’re always keen to support the community where we live, work and serve our customers. With ‘Community’ as one of our four company values, we have always prided ourselves on backing local sport projects.
From grassroots to professional level sport, we are committed to supporting local teams both on and off the field. So, when we learned about the misfortunate of our friends at P&LCC being unable to find a new sponsor for the 2020 season due to the current economic climate, we were keen to help out in any way we could.
After hearing all about the fantastic teams and players at the club, we were delighted to agree to be the new headline sponsor of Papplewick & Linby CC. As part of the sponsorship, the club will see the Air IT logo proudly displayed on the front of all team shirts, from Junior level through to P&LCC’s five Adult teams for the 2020 season.
Papplewick & Linby Cricket Club’s, Director of Cricket, Mike Blatherwick said,
After a challenging time, it’s fantastic for the club to have secured the support of Air IT in what has been a very difficult time due to the pandemic. Their contribution will help us to survive and bounce back stronger, we will use their sponsorship to invest in our junior development and facilities.
The new shirts look great with the Air IT logo and we hope to be wearing them soon as soon as cricket can officially re-start. The team at Air IT love their cricket and we hope to host a match at our beautiful ground, for their staff and customers later in the year, once we get back to normal.
Supporting the local community
As a keen sportsman and sports enthusiast, our founding member and Chief Operating Officer, James Healey understands the importance that sport plays in the community, as well as the integral role team sport delivers both professionally and socially.
Air IT’s, Chief Operating Officer, James Healey added,
We have been a long-time supporter of local sports clubs in the region, and for a number of years, we have entered a staff team into Papplewick & Linby’s annual 6-a-side corporate cricket tournament.
The club relies on support from the community, and only survives with backing of sponsors and supporters. So when we heard the news about the club’s situation, we jumped at the chance to step up to the crease and become their new headline sponsor, and are looking forward to seeing them get back into full swing as soon as they possibly can.
The season ahead
Papplewick & Linby CC compete in the Nottinghamshire Premier League which has been delayed since April. Play is currently set to resume in August, subject to the Government’s relaxation of lockdown guidelines and England Cricket Board’s approval.
Stay safe and good luck for 2020
We are all really proud to be sponsoring Papplewick & Linby Cricket Club for 2020, and are looking forward to seeing the club start safely as soon as they are permitted.
We look forward to entering our staff team into the next corporate 6-a-side tournament and invite our customers to take up the challenge too.
Finally, from everyone at Air IT, we would like to wish everyone involved with the club the very best of luck and to stay safe, both and off the pitch.