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Northern Universities Student Club Community Cricketers Elite backed by Hilton Newcastle Gateshead today revealed a ground breaking sponsorship deal with Ellwoods to become their Official Umpire Sponsor for 2009.
Ellwoods will take over naming rights for the Elite umpiring panel from February 1st, with all umpires selected to the panel receiving a complementary state of the art umpiring jackets and shirts to cover the NUSC’s International, Twenty20 and 6-a-side cricket championships in 2009 modelled by the players on Saturday.
Ellwoods, a wholesale supplier of fresh and frozen poultry, meat, seafood and vegetables is based in Sunderland since 1954 serving the community in particular the Bangladeshi restaurateurs who had moved to the country. Quality of their products and service has seen the company flourish with over 250 deliveries leaving the factory every day to 95% of the restaurant business, which has helped them produce a turn over in excess of £13 million. The company though, prides itself on no business being too big or too small for them as well as their hands on approach to supporting its customers. This is born out in their partnership with NUSC as Ellwoods will be a constant presence at matches, combining their business with helping the students achieve as much success on and off the field in their charity fundraising activities.
John D Holland, Director of Cricket for the NUSC added-“We are absolutely delighted to accept Ellwoods offer. Umpires, like scorers are at times taken for granted, but without them cricket could not take place so I can only applaud Ellwoods for making this public gesture, despite the financial climate to help our umpires feel the valued members of our team that they are”.
David and Jackie Ellwood, Directors of Ellwoods added they were delighted that the company was involved with the NUSC and are looking forward to engaging their expanding business aspirations with enjoying the student’s unique cricketing events in Sunderland.
To find out more about Ellwoods visit www.efgltd.co.uk/ or contact them on 0191 419 4199. To follow the progress of the NUSC team throughout 2009, log onto www.nusc-ccelite.play-cricket.com or visit www.cricketworld.com/nuscccelite