JBE sponsorship boost for Northend United Youth FC

Joanne Croskery (Financial Director) presents Northend United 2008/2009 squad with a new kit sponsored by JBE Mechanical Electricial to coach John Devlin with  Connor Croskery looking on. INBT 19-802H
Joanne Croskery (Financial Director) presents Northend United 2008/2009 squad with a new kit sponsored by JBE Mechanical Electricial to coach John Devlin with Connor Croskery looking on. INBT 19-802H

Northend United Youth FC has been boosted by a substantial sponsorship deal with JBE Mechanical Electrical Ltd.

JBE Mechanical Electrical, one of this country’s leading mechanical and electrical services groups, has come in as main sponsor of Northend United Youth Football Club’s Football Development Centre. The Club, formed in Ballymena during 2003, is a highly successful cross community youth football club and was recently only the second ever club in Northern Ireland to have been awarded with the highly prestigious Irish FA Club Excellence Mark 2 Star Award.

Northend United chairman Johnny Sayers said: “It is great that JBE Mechanical Electrical Ltd have come on board with us, as a volunteer organisation we try our utmost to give young people in Ballymena and further afield, the best opportunity to participate and develop in grassroots and youth football.

We would especially like to thank Conor and Joanne Croskery of JBE Mechanical Electrical for their help in the process. This is a great boost,” he added.

John Devlin, Football Development Officer at Northend United Youth said: “The Club is delighted that JBE Mechanical Electrical Ltd has invested in grassroots football in Ballymena and will be the named partner of our Football Development Centre.”

John Blair, Managing Director of JBE Mechanical Electrical said, “Supporting and investing in grassroots sport is immensely important to JBE Mechanical Electrical.

“We are very proud of this grassroots sponsorship with Northend United and are delighted to help them expand the outstanding work they do.”

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Northend 2, Ballymena United 3: After falling behind Northend went in front with two goals from Jay McKeown but Ballymena battled back to win.

Northend: G McClean, B Adams, C McAvoy, Z Erwin, B O’Neill, S Bristow, S O’Broin, J McKeown, B Bell, K Wakefield.

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Wakehurst 2, Valley Rangers 2: Jack Anderson gave Wakehurst the lead when he slipped the ball past the Rangers keeper following a superb Tom Campbell through ball but Valley equalised in the second half.

Jamie Stevenson put Wakehurts back in front but Valley scored a late equaliser after a short back-pass was intercepted.

Wakehurst: J Timms, D Leetch, L McAllister, J Lowry, A Milligan T Campbell, J Dawson, J Anderson, S Bennett, C Neilly, M Cochrane, O Dick, J Stevenson