Chichester College’s Female Football Academy has revealed D W Plastics as its new shirt sponsor.
The Chichester-based manufacturer has agreed a three-year deal to supply the women’s team at the college with a new blue and white kit.
The strip has been warmly received by the team. Captain Amber Howden said: “We love the new kit and we are really grateful to D W Plastics for their support.
“The kit is really fresh, it’s a new look for us and it makes us feel more professional. It brings us all together under the college colours.”
The deal was orchestrated by lecturer Emma Alexandre – who also coaches the team – following a successful second season for the Female Football Academy.
The team were crowned national champions in April at the Association of College’s annual competition, seeing off competition from eight other colleges – many of which were elite category sides with close ties to the Women’s Super League.
The announcement comes soon after England Women’s team played in front of a sold-out crowd at Wembley – demonstrating how far the women’s game has come.
It is something that has inspired the players at Chichester College.
Goalkeeper Nicole Robinson said: “It is fantastic to see how far it’s come from when we were little, when you couldn’t even watch women’s football on TV and now they are getting record crowds.
“There weren’t the same opportunities – we had to play in boys’ teams until we reached a certain age and then it was a struggle to find a girls’ team. It’s not like that now – there are endless open doors which is inspiring.”