17th August 2001

 

SPORTY STUDENTS IN SEARCH FOR SPONSORS

 

Sporty students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside need a helping hand from local firms before the start of the new season.

 

They’re looking for kit sponsorship for the 15 teams which run from the Hull campuses, including men’s and women’s football, hockey, rugby union, badminton and basketball as well as women’s netball, men’s cricket and mixed golf.

 

“Buying kit for all our sportsmen and women is a big investment and one which we can’t make without the support of local firms,” said Alan Wilson, Vice President (Sports and Recreation) at the ULH Students’ Union.

 

“We will be offering branding opportunities to sponsors in the usual way and we really hope that they’ll see this as a good opportunity to promote themselves and help enhance local sport at the same time.”

 

The students are looking for different levels of support ranging from £50 for the badminton teams to around £500 for the football teams.

 

Last season the men’s basketball team at ULH in Hull reached the BUSA (British Universities Sports Association) Championships and a joint ULH / Hull University American football team won the team of the year award.

 

Local businesses who are interested in providing sponsorship for one of the university sports teams should call Alan Wilson at the Students’ Union on 01482 464815.

 

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Note to picture desk

 

Alan Wilson and his fellow students will be available for photographs on request.

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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