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Woodforde’s Brewery supports Norfolk grassroots football league

November 2023

Woodforde’s Brewery supports Norfolk grassroots football league

Woodforde’s Brewery are delighted to announce we are sponsoring a grassroots league in our home county.  

Match of the Dads, a five-a-side league, were the lucky winners of our Norfolk Day competition held on Facebook. 

They were presented with £1,000 from Woodforde’s at their weekly match at The FDC in Bowthorpe on November 20. 

Not only that, but Woodforde’s also arranged for Norwich City FC goalkeeper, George Long, to meet the players too. 

The league provides a support network for dads, stepdads and dads-to-be with help and advice in partnership with the Norfolk and Waveney Wellbeing Service.  

Match of the Dads helps people of all abilities keep fit in a social setting while raising vital funds for mental health charity, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). 

Paul Godfrey, founder of Match of the Dads, said: “Match of the Dads are delighted to partner with Woodforde's as our shirt sponsor.  

 “As a collective, Match of the Dads' goal is to raise money for Campaign Against Living Miserably, along with raising awareness of mental health conditions and lack of support for dads, dads-to-be, stepdads and the male population.  

“Having Woodforde’s on our side through this long-term partnership will aid us in promoting the work we do in our local community, with the aim of branching out into new areas of the country – enabling more dads to realise the benefits exercise and team sports can have on their wellbeing.”  

James Ramm, Head of Sales at Woodforde’s Brewery, said: “We are thrilled to provide our support to this brilliant league. 

“As Norfolk’s largest brewery, supporting local grassroots teams is so important us. We recognise the huge role they play in our heartland and the impact they have in their communities.   

“During the nominations, we heard time and time again of the impact Match of the Dads has on its members.  

“The Woodforde’s team are proud to support the league and help them continue their great work. 

“We would also like to thank NCFC for supporting the presentation.” 

Jonathan Casbon, Head of Partnerships at Norwich City FC, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support our partners at Woodforde’s with their Norfolk Day campaign and help promote the great work that Match of the Dads are doing in the community.  

“Boosting awareness of mental health wellbeing is very important for everyone at Norwich City FC, as we utilise our position to encourage fans to check in with those around them, and we’re grateful to the team at Woodforde’s for highlighting important activity in this space across our county.” 

At Woodforde’s, we are always looking for ways to support our community and give back to our brilliant customers.  

Our Norfolk Day competition shone a light on the fantastic grassroots organisations we have throughout the county. 

We would like to thank them all for the work they to support their communities.  

You can find out more about Match of the Dads on their website. 

Images courtesy of Norwich City FC.

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