Club nets £2,500 donation for kits

(Back, L to R) Coaches Dennis Dryden, Dean Lunn and Maurice Winton. (Front, L to R) Club founder Brian Clark and Technip Umbilicals managing director Jean-Louis Rostaing.
(Back, L to R) Coaches Dennis Dryden, Dean Lunn and Maurice Winton. (Front, L to R) Club founder Brian Clark and Technip Umbilicals managing director Jean-Louis Rostaing.

Footballers have scored a winner with a donation from a local company.

Technip Umbilicals, which has sites in Walker and Cobalt Business Park, has donated £2,5000 to its neighbours Walker Central FC.

The donation from the subsea company, previously known as DUCO, has been used towards buying new kits and general running costs.

Club founder Brian Clark said: “We have 25 teams in total here and without the annual donations from Technip Umbilicals, simply put, we wouldn’t survive.”

Technip Umbilicals managing director Jean-Louis Rostaing said: “It is the passion and work ethic of the north east people that has enabled our company to grow from strength to strength, and we are delighted to be able to give something back to our community.

“And with our Tyneside roots forming the bases of our successes, what better way to say thank you than by investing in the grassroots of arguably the area’s biggest passion – football.”

“At Technip, we are committed to forming close relationships with our local communities, by supporting initiatives that improve people’s lives – an attitude we share with Walker Central FC.

“And we are proud to continue our 24-year partnership with the club as it continues to create a positive impact in Walker through its focus on health, fitness and wellbeing.”