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FC Humber United scores sponsorship from Aon

5th October, 2021

Leading global professional services firm Aon plc has been unveiled as the main club sponsor for Toolstation NCEL Division One side FC Humber United.

Aon, which provides its Humber-based clients, from SMEs to large corporates, with a broad range of risk and health solutions, has agreed a two-year sponsorship deal with the club.

The deal will enable United to deliver its Community Foundation initiative including its school partnership programme, school holiday (multi-sports) camps, Tiny Tots football sessions, community club partnership and free park sessions.

In addition, the sponsorship deal will mean that the club, which has its home ground at Selby Town, can build on its charity partnerships that include Sands United, which supports men and their families who have been affected by the loss of a baby; Stroke Information, which provides support across the UK to anyone affected by a stroke; and Talk Tonight - Selby Community Interest Company, which offers a mental health support network to all members of the community.

Ben Rowlin, client director at Aon’s Hull office and pictured with the FC Humber United squad, said: "FC Humber is an exemplary club.

"Its commitment to positively changing and impacting lives across the region through its community foundation is incredibly important and will make a real difference.

"We’re delighted to be the main sponsor as Aon is committed to making a positive impact in the local community as well, and we know that our Humber clients and Aon colleagues in the Hull and Kirmington offices will benefit from FC Humber’s community programme."

Richard Smales, who became club chairman in October 2020, is taking a new approach with the club, which started with a new name and brand that is aligned to the region which the team plays for and represents.

Smales added: "I am delighted to have Aon as our principal club sponsor, which is testament to everyone’s hard work at the club over the last few months as we look to do things right both on and off the pitch.

"The aspirations are to take the club as high up as possible. Of course, we all want to win trophies and achieve success but success for us can also be achieved in many different ways.

"Success is also through the Community Foundation by working with school retention programs, developing kids to become more active and engaged, seeing two to four-year olds playing sports or helping someone with their mental health.

"Everything we do has a measurement of success, which is something we are proud to promote.

"You can't reinvent the wheel in football, but what we can do is stand out and do things a little differently and that is what we are trying to achieve here.

"Having the support from a firm like Aon can only help push us further to achieve our goals and ambitions."

The final part of the sponsorship deal will see the Aon logo adorn the club shirts and kit.

Aon employs more than 30 insurance and risk management specialists across its Humber offices with core sectors including construction, haulage and manufacturing.

It provides clients, from SMEs to large corporates, with general risk and insurance, risk management and consultancy and employee health and benefits.

Aon’s Humber clients also have access to specialist and global expertise including credit insurance, cyber risk consultancy and mergers, acquisitions and transaction services. For more information, please visit Aon.com.

(Story Source: Aon)

Change of boss at Humber following Maspero departure

27th September, 2021

FC Humber United have announced a change of management team following the resignation of boss Mark Maspero prior to last weekend.

The Toolstation NCEL Division One club said they "reluctantly accepted" his decision to stand down which came on Friday evening.

The statement continued: "All at the club thank Mark for the hard work, commitment and dedication to the club in building to where we are today over the past ten months and for going above and beyond his position as first team manager.

"We wish Mark well for the future and sure he will be back in charge of a team in the near future.

"With our fixture against Shirebrook on Tuesday evening, we have had to act quickly and can confirm the appointment of Marc Brown as manager alongside Luke Herriott (manager) and Paul Reed (assistant manager) who join the club in our new management team.

"We would like to wish Marc, Luke and Paul all the best in our new coaching setup and build upon what we have accomplished so far."

Exciting new appointment joins FCHU's coaching team

26th July, 2021

FC Humber United have announced that Jill Stacey has joined the coaching staff at the Toolstation NCEL Division One side.

In a statement, the club said that she would offer a vital support network to the management team, Mark Maspero and Marc Brown.

She explained what her role will be, saying: "I’ll be working alongside the two Marks as the first team coach. I’ll be responsible for designing and delivering technical and tactical practices that fit with the FC Humber United’s game model. I’ll feed my thoughts and opinions into Mark who has overall responsibility for team selections."

Outlining her background within football and coaching, she added: "I’ve been coaching for seventeen years, starting when I was just sixteen after sustaining an ACL injury that put me out of playing for eighteen months.

"I wanted to stay connected to the game and coaching felt like the right thing at the right time for me. I’ve worked in a variety of environments, having earned a living from working in football for the past ten years.

"I’ve gained experience from coaching on holiday camps to Premier League clubs' Performance Centres, alongside a successful five years coaching Northumbria University’s women’s teams and Newcastle United Women’s first team who play in the National League North for four seasons.

"My current role is technical director of York City FC Regional Talent Club - the Talent Pathway Programme for elite female players from eight to sixteen-year-olds.

"I have really high expectations of myself when it comes to planning and delivery. I’m a big believer in looking after the small details in every possible situation and this transfers across to the players I’m working with, no matter the standard.

"We want to work with players who want to learn and grow alongside the club. We know that there will be some tough tests during the season but we want resilient players who can think their way through games."

Over the years, football has been considered somewhat of a male dominant sport - however, over more recent years, the sport has grown into something much more.

The beautiful game has now become a love affair for all, and Jill shared her thoughts on female coaches in what has been considered a male orientated sport: "It doesn’t matter to me if a coach is male or female as long as they are capable of doing the job in hand.

"I’d love to see more female coaches gaining positions within mens set-ups at every level and I hope that by taking this role I can raise some awareness and challenge some perceptions and thinking on the subject."

On a final note, the club's most recent addition shared her thoughts on how the squad has reacted since starting training sessions: "The lads have been brilliant from the start, they have spoken to me and treated me the same as the other coaching staff and I wouldn’t expect anything different.

"For the two sessions that I have delivered so far, they have taken on board the objective and have worked really hard to try and achieve it, which is exactly what I’ve asked for.

"The boys seem keen to learn to ask questions and challenge me and each other appropriately.

"I’ve already had conversations with a few players about their own development and how they can continue to work on themselves away from training, which is excellent."

(Story Source: FC Humber United)

FC Humber United unveil free e-programme

3rd July, 2021

Toolstation NCEL Division One side FC Humber United have announced that they will be producing a free e-programme for each of their home games in the 2021/22 season.

Media Executive Tom Devereux explained why they are doing it, saying: "FC Humber United’s latest endeavour aims to offer the footballing community an electronic matchday programme, more commonly known as e-programme.

"With the matchday programme having become an integral part of the footballing experience over years, our e-programme offers FC Humber United’s support and the wider football community a digital version of the physical matchday programme you would be accustomed at each club from the Premier League to non-league football.

"Here at FC Humber United, our main aim is for the club's e-programme is to be as detailed and enjoyable as your mainstream matchday programme - all of which shall be easily accessible to all the club’s personnel, supporters and the wider football community, through the club's online portal.

"The key factor from the club's prospective: Each matchday e-programme created throughout the season will not only be easily accessible to all, it will also be free of charge.

"With FC Humber United being very much digitally orientated, the club took the executive decision on producing our matchday programmes, electronically.

"By doing so, this will also see the club reduce its carbon footprint through the reduced use of paper, subsequently contributing to a more sustainable environment.

"In continuation, the e-programme will not only provide the club an easier interface in producing its matchday content, but will provide all of the club's personnel, supporters and the wider football community an easily accessible platform to read up on all things FC Humber FREE of Charge."

Anyone wishing to advertise within the e-programme are asked to email the club's commercial team at commercial@fchumberunited.co.uk.

(Story Source: FC Humber United)