Football Club That Has Shearer On Every Shirt
Alan Shearer was famously spotted by renowned north east scout Jack Hixon while playing as a young lad for the successful Cramlington Juniors Football Club. It was from that junior football club in Cramlington, that he went on to discover footballing immortality with Southampton, Blackburn, Newcastle & England – but he and the club haven’t forgotten each other and now they are teaming up once again!
To celebrate their part in Alan’s football development, and to support his wonderful work with The Alan Shearer Foundation, Cramlington Juniors are donating the sponsorship space on every one of their well-known red & white hooped shirts to the Alan Shearer Foundation for the next two seasons. Cramlington Juniors run teams from U7 to U18, and all 230 players will be displaying the Foundation logo, helping to advertise and promote the Foundation’s great efforts to support people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments.
Alan was delighted with the news and said “Cramlington Juniors! I just want to say a huge thank you for all your support and the very, very best of luck this season!”
Cramlington Juniors Chairman Michael Cairns added “We are extremely proud that Alan played for the Juniors, and that it was from here that he was able to progress, like so many others have, into the professional game. Everyone at the club is delighted to be able to help spread the word about the tremendous, vital work that his Foundation undertakes in the area.”
Sarah Potter from The Alan Shearer Foundation said “It is extremely generous of Cramlington Juniors to donate their sponsorship space to our Foundation. We hope this will raise awareness of both the Foundation and the free facilities it funds for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments at the Alan Shearer Centre, which is owned and operated by North East social care charity St Cuthbert’s Care.”
You can read more about The Alan Shearer Foundation at www.alanshearerfoundation.org.uk