Poulton Victoria Football Club stormed the league last season, proudly wearing its Wirral Fire Protection sponsored strip.
Danny Fortune, a father of three, put the team together to compete in a Friday night league. The thinking behind the move meant Dads wouldn’t have to give up family time at weekends. In his role as player manager he led the team to victory in both the league and the cup final, playing 22 games in total. To win the cup they overcame stiff opposition from the Chester Business Park team, CBP.
By day, Danny is a BT engineer and has played for both Tranmere and Everton before he changed career and moved away from professional football in 2009. He told us:
“The support and dedication from the lads was brilliant last season. From our oldest player Dave Rits who is 46 through to Liam Bell at just 22, they turned out week in week out. Last year we had opposition from seven other teams and there are ten signed up to the league for next season. It will be tough but we’ve got our eyes on the prize again and we’ve entered two teams because of demand.”
PVFC had an unblemished record last season winning every match played.
In the 2018-19 season the first team will be sporting a new strip in blue with the Wirral Fire Protection logo. The shirt sponsorship has given the firm great local brand awareness, driven excitement and supported grass roots sports.
Mike Pearson, one of our directors explains:
“This is the best sponsorship we have been involved in. Danny has kept us regularly updated on the team’s progress and given our name great exposure. Next season we will be working closely with the squad once again to make sure we support their efforts and we’d like to say thanks to the players for their professionalism.”
The squad will be playing a pre-season friendly in August against Wrexham Prison inmates. And Danny reports they want to do more in the community, using Football as a way to bring people together.