WITH the 20/21 football season now underway, Sarah Siddons Financial Planning is proud to be a sponsor of Ilkley Town Ladies Football team.

The Practice is supporting the club by sponsoring the football kit, enabling the team to procure a full set of rain jackets and bottoms, a necessity for training in all weathers at Ben Rhydding Sports Club.

Practice owner Sarah Siddons was keen to become involved with Ilkley Ladies after a conversation with their manager, Tony Gill.

Sarah said: “I am really inspired by the ethos of the Ilkley Town Ladies football team and the passion and enthusiasm of its manager.

“I’m particularly impressed with how they use their position to raise money for local charities as well as raising awareness of mental health issues that affect so many young people today. I’m aware that the team has not been able to have full kits in the past and wanted to help them.

“I’ve always been actively involved in team sports myself and wanted to contribute and actively support this community venture which encourages fitness and camaraderie for girls and women of all ages especially in the light of the impact that the Covid19 pandemic has had on grass root sports across the area.”

Ilkley Town Ladies is looking forward to great footballing success and the players are excited about their new sponsorship deal.

As Tony says: “It’s been a hard struggle for Ilkley Ladies over the years trying to find sponsors and people who believe in what we are trying to do. But having the backing of a local business means such a lot to the ladies as it means we can help to grow and develop local talent as well as having our own identity.

“We appreciate the help that Sarah Siddons Financial Planning is giving us and for believing in our team and the mental health awareness campaign which is so important to the ladies.

“Each week at home we raise funds for a charity close to the ladies’ hearts and we are grateful that we can work together to help worthwhile causes.

“Having the support of Sarah means we can continue this campaign.”

Sarah Siddons is a Chartered Financial Planner who runs her Practice from her offices on Skipton Road in Ilkley and one of her areas of specialist expertise is helping women to take control of their finances. Sarah Siddons Financial Planning was named “Professional Services of the Year” at this year’s Ilkley Business Awards, and Sarah herself was named a Finalist in the category “Business Personality of the Year”.

For more information about Sarah and Ilkley Ladies visit their respective Facebook pages.