Young York footballers celebrate new sponsorship deal

The Elvington Harriers Under 16s team. Top row (L-R): Coach Phillip Watson, Sam Durkin, Will Hayes-Smith, Harry Foreman, Johnny Bennet, ISF Marketing Manager Georgia Gardner, Elliott Mayo, Harrison Cowes, Troy Greening, Manager Ian Leigh. Second row (L-R): Archie Timpson, Reece Tolworthy, Seb Sherwood, Jake Wong and Luke Watson

Footballers at Elvington Harriers Under 16s are celebrating the start of their tenth and final season together as a junior team with new sponsors.

They are now proudly wearing shirts bearing the name of York-based process engineering solutions company ISF.


The Harriers are the fifth club to receive support from ISF this season as part of its community drive.

The manager and a number of players have been part of the team since it was formed and the support from ISF has meant the team are in a position to make their last season the best one yet.

During the last ten years, the Harriers have competed against the best teams across Yorkshire in more than 160 games maintaining a position in the Premier Division of the Selby & District Junior Football League.

Proud history

ISF have a proud history of supporting local sporting teams to help youngsters in communities across the region learn key skills that can help them in the workplace.

Over 16 teams have been sponsored by ISF in the last 25 years including Bishop Wilton Netball, Dunnington Tennis Club, Dunnington Cricket Club and Strensall AFC.

ISF managing director Iain Scott said:

  • Providing opportunities for young people to learn transferable key skills such as teamwork and communication in team sports is vital.

    It helps them during education and particularly in the workplace which is something I’m passionate about and what we look for when we take new apprentices into the business.

    We’re very proud to be able to support local clubs like the Harriers and consider it a great way for us to give back to the community.


Elvington Harriers Under 16s manager Ian Leigh said: “I am really delighted that ISF came forward and decided to support us in this our final season together – it means we get to play another year of quality football before the lads go their separate ways.”

ISF provide materials handling and process engineering solutions to the animal feed, food and bulk handling industries.

Iain Scott said: “We wish the Elvington Harriers and all the other teams we support all the best this season!”

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