Mark Owen with members of Star 66

Gloucester company steps in to help youth football team

A Gloucester creative marketing and PR agency has signed a sponsorship deal with one of the city’s youth football teams.

Following a request for sponsorship printed in the Citizen, Moose Marketing & PR has stepped forward to sponsor the Star 66 teenage girls football team, based in Seymour Road, Linden, Gloucester.

Moose Marketing & PR, based near the Docks, has donated £500 in order to afford the team a specially designed football kit, as well as sports equipment. The agency will also design the kit in consultation with the players. Managing Director of Moose Marketing & PR, Mark Owen, says, “I started Moose Marketing & PR in my front room in Seymour Road just 3 years ago, and business has gone from strength to strength with the agency winning a number of national and international clients.

“We were particularly impressed with some of the teenagers’ designs, and it would be great if we could use some of their creative energy to highlight Star 66 to the local community as an enthusiastic and motivated group of youngsters, dedicated to attending regular practice, learning new skills and achieving their own goals.

“We wanted to put something back into the community, and as part of our ongoing commitment to charity work and benefiting the local community in Gloucester, I am pleased that we are able to help.”

Star 66 meets in the Youth Centre on Seymour Road every Thursday for an intense training regime led by football coaches Delroy Ellis and Kyle Kennedy. The team, which is looking to reach the same standard as its male counterparts at the club, is mixed age and ability, although everyone is working towards a common goal.“A new kit goes a long way towards building team spirit,” says coach Delroy Ellis. “It provides an identity for the team and gives them a common interest. Every good football team has its own colours. Ours were chosen by the girls.”

Originally based on Seymour Road itself, Moose Marketing & PR provides PR and marketing, advertising, brand management and media buying, and designs corporate identities, brochures, leaflets and websites. It also works on corporate branding and in radio and television. Mark has won 18 advertising awards and now has a permanent staff of 4 with 8 freelancers.

Mark concludes, “I hope that our modest sponsorship can help Star 66 progress and go onto big things.”