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Finance firm pitches in for Whitehawk teams
A financial services company is helping to give young people a kick start on the career path.
Wellesley Wealth Advisory is sponsoring two youth football teams in Whitehawk.
It is teaming up with Albion in the Community, Brighton and Hove Albion’s charitable arm, to fund an under-18 team and an under-16 team that will both join the Sussex Sunday Youth League.
The teams will play as East Brighton Community Football.
Club. The firm will also sponsor the Albion in the Community ‘Kickz’ project - a community scheme that runs a minimum of four sessions of sporting activities per week in the Whitehawk area - over the coming year.
This collaboration marks the first time that Albion in the Community has been directly involved in running a competitive side.
Tony Hannigan, managing director of Wellesley Wealth Advisory in High Street Shoreham, said his own background led him to take an interest on the Kickz project.
He said: “I know from personal experience how hard it is for disadvantaged children to break the cycle of under-achievement.
“I learned about the Kickz project’s work in Whitehawk while in the early stages of setting up the Wellesley Wealth Advisory Charitable Foundation.
“I decided to sponsor the project in advance of the foundation launch as it was too important an initiative to miss.” Gus Poyet, Brighton and Hove Albion manager, said: ‘‘Football can play an extremely important part in developing youngsters’ confidence and sense of self- worth.
“The Albion has one of the best football community schemes in the country and this is an example of the great work we can do in partnership with local business to support the aspirations of young footballers in the city.”
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