Sovereign Saints under 10s squad will ditch their ragtag strip and march out in new kit thanks to local bus firm Stagecoach.
The team, managed by Stagecoach bus driver Arek Wiederstein, have started playing their first season of competitive matches. Club founder and chairman, Paul Garnell said “Arek has done a great job building the team from scratch over the last few months. Unfortunately they had quite an old kit to begin with, so we’re delighted that Stagecoach has stepped in with a new one.”
Arek, who’s been a bus driver at Stagecoach’s Eastbourne depot for over 4 years, became involved with the Saints when his twin sons started playing last year. He was invited to manage an under 10s squad in November 2014 when they had just 3 players. Their first competitive game was in September and the team are now thriving with 11 regular players. Arek hopes to attract a few more boys to the squad as the season progresses.
Local Stagecoach bus manager, Richard Tandy said “As a major public service provider we believe that supporting our local community is extremely important. Our own staff put a great deal of effort into supporting local charities and good causes, so when Arek told us that the squad were looking for a sponsor to fund a new kit, we jumped at the chance.”