The oldest children’s football team in north Nottinghamshire has unveiled its latest signing – menswear brand Sauce & Brown.
The firm, based in Annesley, has become the official kit designer for Beaufort United FC’s new playing strip.
The club, which was founded in 1969 and has held FA Charter Standard accreditation since 2003, provides a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for local boys and girls to experience football. It currently has teams in a variety of age groups, from Academy level (four to six year olds), right up to Under-14s.
Past players include former West Ham and Spurs goalkeeper James Walker, ex-Sheffield United and Derby County full back Rob Kozluk and current Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke. Nottingham Forest legend Des Walker is a club ambassador and current Reds defender Eric Lichaj is its honorary life president.
Club chairman Duncan Moss said: “We’re delighted to have Sauce & Brown on board as our official kit designer. We chose them not only because we wanted to work with a local company, but also to improve our club’s identity. Sauce & Brown is a fantastic local firm based in the heart of our community and a lot of our kids are fans of the brand, so for them to be able to play in their designer shirts week-in, week-out is very special”.
Sauce & Brown, which was set up in 2014, designs and creates exclusive shirts, T-shirts, outerwear and other accessories for men. Its range is limited to only 100 items of each design, and each garment is individually-numbered.
Sauce & Brown co-owner Andrew Frogson said: “Thousands of local youngsters have progressed through the ranks at Beaufort United, with many going on to enjoy success as professional footballers, but most just enjoying the opportunity to play football, make friends, keep active and have fun.
“We’re really proud of our local roots at Sauce & Brown and giving something back to the local community is a big part of our ethos, so we’re delighted to be able to support a local cause which has used sport to enrich the lives of so many children in this area over the years”.