The Foundation is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Gloucester based Martin Berrill Sports (MBS).
Martin Berrill Sports are a long established school, club & retail sports specialist with an experience and reputation which has been built on friendly, expert advice, great ranges, and stock plus great prices.
MBS are passionate about all sport and fitness activities and understand individual customer needs. As well as stocking equipment from leading brands across a range of sports and fitness, MBS support sports clubs to develop their brand through tailored online club shops. At their shop in Gloucester, they produce custom made cricket bats, offer a cricket bat repair service and have an indoor batting lane that supports player development.
In discussion about the partnership, Managing Director, Martin Berrill said…
“With well over 35 years of experience in the cricket industry, we pride ourselves on supporting schools, clubs and leagues. We are privileged to have worked with the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation for many years, so it is very pleasing to be able to formalise this partnership. I hope that this will raise awareness of the services that we offer to clubs and players, such as our Club Shop services, Indoor Batting Lane and of course our significant expertise in all things cricket.”
The partnership will see the Foundation utilise MBS for balls and trophies, exclusively, across all its programmes and competitions across a three-year period and Club Development Manager, Scott Tremain explained…
“I am delighted to formalise this partnership with Martin Berrill Sports. Having worked together for many years, Martin Berrill Sports has been a steadfast supporter, providing not only high-quality balls and trophies for Gloucestershire Youth Cricket League but also extending their support to our affiliated cricket clubs. They are dedicated to making cricket accessible and affordable and share the Foundation’s vision improve people’s lives through the power of cricket. I am confident that together we will not only elevate the cricketing experience but also reinforce our commitment to promoting inclusivity and a passion for cricket.”
In response to the exciting partnership, MBS Director, Paul Franklin, shared his enthusiasm, stating…
“I’m delighted that we have been able to confirm our recent partnership with the Foundation. This marks a significant milestone for our business and the three-year agreement not only strengthens our commitment to supporting the growth of cricket at the grassroots level but also reflects our dedication to providing high-quality cricket equipment and services to clubs and players. We are confident that our collaboration will contribute to the foundation’s mission of improving people’s lives through cricket and growing the sport through communities, clubs, and schools. As a director of our company, I am excited about the opportunities ahead and look forward to a successful and mutually beneficial partnership.”
About Martin Berrill Sports:
Alongside Martin Berrill Sport’s heritage and experience in cricket, they also have expertise to match the rapidly growing ranges from many other sports such as rugby, football, hockey, netball, rounders and many more.
About Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation:
The Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation is a charity set up to provide all people with the opportunities to play and be involved in cricket. The GCF aims to improve people’s lives through the power of cricket. Growing the sport through communities, clubs and schools and are committed to developing people.