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Proud sponsor of Durham Women FC

Smart Teacher's sister company, Vision for Education, is delighted to be partnering with Durham Women FC once again to sponsor their home kit for the 2021/22 season.

Since the start of the partnership in 2014, Vision for Education has worked closely with Durham Women FC to deliver a number of initiatives to inspire and motivate school pupils across the North East - including trips to Wembley, regular tournaments and even a visit from the FA Women’s Cup trophy.

Vision for Education’s and Smart Teacher's, Managing Director Liam Roberts visited Durham Women FC at Maiden Castle to help unveil the club’s new home shirt and celebrate one of the longest-running shirt sponsorships at the elite level of English football.

“Having been part of the journey from the very beginning, we’ve watched with pride as the club continues to grow, both on and off the field. Our partnership means we’ve been able to raise awareness of women’s football within the region’s schools, supporting an increase in participation and raising health awareness. 

“We’re already working on some exciting school initiatives for the season ahead, and we’ll be working with the players and management to support even more young people across the region over the next 12 months,” said Liam.

Durham Women FC duo Kathryn Hill and Megan Borthwick modelled the club’s new home shirt at its launch. Both players have previously worked for Vision for Education before going on to secure permanent jobs in the education sector.

The club’s manager, Lee Sanders, is pleased to see the partnership continuing to develop.

“It’s really interesting how both the club and Vision for Education have grown since I first met Liam in 2013, and we agreed our very first partnership,” said Lee.

“We’ve had a lot of players represent Vision for Education over the years, we’ve hosted tournaments and taken players to Wembley - all while Liam has grown the company to the success it is today.

“It’s a brand with its roots in the North East, although one which has now become national, and that is extremely important to us as a club.

“We’re really looking forward to the new initiatives that we’re going to deliver together in the 2021/22 season.”

Durham will wear the shirt for the first time in a competitive fixture in the FA Women’s Championship opener against Watford on 29th August.

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