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I Will If You Will kicks off partnership with Bury Ladies FC

Published On: 15th October 2014

I Will If You Will (IWIYW), a movement designed to help the women and girls of Bury get more active, has signed a shirt sponsorship deal with one of Bury’s biggest female sports teams, Bury Girls and Ladies Football Club.

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More than 160 members of the Bury Girls and Ladies Football Club unveiled their new kits at a full club photoshoot, ahead of the senior ladies match against Kendal Town, in the North West Women’s Regional League.

Football is the second most popular female team sport in England* and the investment made by I Will If You Will into Bury Girls and Ladies Football Club aims to help continue the campaign’s great success in supporting grassroots sport.

The partnership will also help I Will If You Will reach out to mums, sisters and other family members, who as part of the deal will have the opportunity to join in with a variety of activity sessions. Over the coming weeks IWIYW will be speaking to those involved to see which activities will be most beneficial to the club.

Following the announcement, Pritesh Patel, I Will If You Will project manager, said: “The management team and players at Bury Girls and Ladies Football Club are fantastic ambassadors for female fitness and do a brilliant job of encouraging women to get involved in the game.

“The I Will If You Will movement is all about getting more women and girls more active, so not only will this partnership showcase how females can succeed in football, it will also support the players’ families and supporters by encouraging them to get more active too.”

Diana Golding, chair of Bury Girls and Ladies Football Club, said: “Football plays a big part in the lives of our players, their passion for the game and excitement when they get on the pitch is great to watch. The partnership with I Will If You Will has no doubt united the teams even further and provided them with a professional strip that they can be proud to play, and hopefully score in.

“We have also recently partnered with Bury FC, so the last couple of months have been monumental for the development of the Bury Girls and Ladies Football Club and will see the ladies set become even more successful across the borough. I’d like to thank the I Will If You Will team for supporting us, we look forward to working with the team in the coming months.”

*Sport England Active People Survey