Handsworth Parramore FC of Sheffield will take on Odd Down AFC of Bath in the third annual Toolstation Cup, to be held at The Windsor Food Service Stadium in Worksop on Saturday 23rd July with a 2.30pm kick-off.

The Toolstation Cup is part of Toolstation’s support for grass roots and community football, which includes sponsorship of the Northern Counties East League (NCEL) since tscup2013, and the Western Football League (WFL) since 2005.

Handsworth Parramore FC finished second in the 2015/16 NCEL Premier Division, and take their place in the Toolstation Cup due to division winners Tadcaster Albion FC gaining promotion to the above tier of the national league system. Odd Down AFC won the 2015/16 WFL Premier Division.

Two charities will benefit from the keenly contested match, with all proceeds of a half-time raffle to win a Makita cordless 4-piece kit worth over £600 going to the RNLI Flood Rescue Team, as Toolstation’s official charity partners; and the Weston Park Cancer Charity in Sheffield.

This local charity was selected by the NCEL in memory of Dave Wragg, Club Secretary of Handsworth Parramore FC who sadly passed away recently.

With preparation for the match on 23rd July well underway, Mick Godber, manager of Handsworth Parramore FC, said:

“We’re delighted to be hosting Odd Down AFC in the prestigious Toolstation Cup. The support that Toolstation gives our league is fantastic and a charity match between teams from the northern and western leagues is a great way to raise awareness of both leagues, and give us a competitive game in our pre-season programme.

I urge people to come along and support both clubs and the event. Any game we’re involved in is competitive and the Toolstation Cup will be no different – it will be a tough game but we’re very keen to retain the trophy as representatives of the NCEL.”

Neil Carroll, commercial development director at Toolstation, said:

“Congratulations to Handsworth Parramore FC and Odd Down AFC for contesting the Toolstation Cup, we’re looking forward to what will be a great match pitting north against south.

We’re proud of our sponsorship of the Northern and Western football leagues.

Through our work with grass roots football we’re able to both connect with our customers at a local level, and support one of the activities that is close to their hearts and often at the heart of the community itself. May the best team win on the day!”

Toolstation currently has branches at Unit 2 Attercliffe Common Trade Centre, Surbiton Street, Sheffield, S9 2DN, and Unit 2 Welland Close, Parkwood Industrial Estate, Rutland Road, Sheffield, S3 9QY; with a third recently opened at Unit 7 Holbrook Enterprise Park, New Street, Sheffield S20 3GL.

The supplier of tools, accessories and building supplies to the trade has a growing network of 235 branches nationwide, a mobile-friendly website offering Click & Collect, and a UK contact centre.

Toolstation was recently awarded the status of being a Which? ‘Recommended Provider’ for high street shops, having topped the consumer champion’s customer satisfaction survey; as well as being named Which? ‘Recommended Provider’ in the DIY and Decorating category for online shops, a survey it has topped for three years running.

To cap its success, Toolstation also won the prestigious Which? ‘Retailer of the Year Award 2016’.

Entrance to the Toolstation Cup at the Windsor Food Service Stadium in Worksop on Saturday 23rd July will be free, and a half-time raffle will give supporters the chance to win a Makita cordless 4-piece kit, as well as runners up prizes whilst raising money for charity. Gates will open at 1pm and the match kicks-off at 2.30pm.

Source: www.ncefl.org.uk

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