Doncaster Rovers are pleased to announce a new sponsorship partnership with the Doncaster & District Senior Football League.
Formed in 1925 by the Doncaster & District FA who run the competition, the Senior league is the oldest and most prestigious league in the town and the only ‘open age’ charter standard league in Doncaster.
This is a unique situation within local ‘grass roots’ football and we understand that no other league is sponsored by a Football League club.
Both have agreed to the league being re-named: ‘Doncaster Rovers Senior League’
The key aims of the agreement are:
1- Support the existing providers, leagues, clubs, and volunteers
2- Assist young people moving from youth to adult football
3- Assist in bringing our own home grown youngsters through from junior football to represent Doncaster Rovers
4- Encourage a range of opportunities to play in various formats, location and flexible times
5- Promote and encourage the General Public of Doncaster & District to once more support their local team
As well as running the Senior League and other competitions, the DDFA have supported all local ‘grass roots’ football for many years and will continue to do so, all in a voluntary capacity.
The DDFA previously ran a scouting partnership with the club and past players that came through DDFA’s local scouting system included Terry Curran, Peter Kitchen, Stan Brookes, Steve Uzelac, Mike Elwiss, Brendan O’Callaghan, Alan Warboys, Glynn Snodin and Ian Snodin.
More recently players that have started the journey from local football to senior football with Rovers include Billy Whitehouse, Liam Wakefield and Harry Middleton and it is imperative that the focus of the club is about bringing their own home grown youngsters through from junior football to represent the first team.
After an absence of seven years, last season the ‘Doncaster & District FA Challenge Cup' returned to our spritual home at Doncaster Rovers. The last time the final was hosted by the club was in 2006 at Belle Vue and the competition’s debut at the Keepmoat Stadium proved most successful for all concerned and we are delighted that our partnership is growing from strength to strength and that the club are also now wanting to help develop and sustain 'grass roots' football even more through its sponsorship of the Senior League.
Both the Rovers and the DDFA hope that a very successful partnership will continue promoting ‘Grass Roots’ football locally including a ‘Players Path’ to greater stardom and greater crowds flocking to see the Rovers again.
.click hereSupporters are also reminded that you can vote for the Alick Jeffrey outstanding achievement in grass roots football award. For more information