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Derbyshire IFA sponsors local football team

Derbyshire IFA sponsors local football team

Derbyshire IFA Darren Cooke, director of Red Circle Financial Planning, is giving a local football club a boost by sponsoring players’ kit.

South Normanton Athletic FC recently gained promotion to the Midland Premier League Division after finishing second in the East Midlands Counties League at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

Cooke (pictured) said: ‘I’m hoping to sponsor four or five kits, depending on the costs.

‘One of my clients is the club secretary, and I can see its ground, Lees Lane, from my window. I take my lads up there quite often. I’m hoping the club can do well having moved up a league.’

The club was founded in 1926, and is nicknamed ‘The Shiners’, which derives from when South Normanton was at the heart of the stocking industry in the 1750s.

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