In 2016, Stafflex signed a deal to sponsor one of the fastest growing sports foundations in the north of England.
The Leslie Foundation at Stafflex Arena, was set up by local businessmen and philanthropists Graham and Craig Leslie in 2013 to help provide affordable access to high quality training and coaching facilities for amateur sports enthusiasts.
The Stafflex Arena is home to Shelley Community Football Club which hosts 32 Football Club teams as well as many of the local league and end of season semi-finals and finals, several other teams are now using the site including the University of Huddersfield who continue to run their football and hockey teams there and will shortly be hosting their Varsity matches against Bradford University. Huddersfield Town Ladies are also based at the Arena.
Since taking over the 99 year lease from the University of Huddersfield, the multi-sports complex has more than trebled in size and has plans to grow even more.
For more information about Shelley Community FC, click here.
Why do we sponsor the Stafflex Arena?
Stafflex has a long tradition of sponsoring local projects across a wide range of activities. The commitment shown by The Leslie Foundation in helping grassroots sports, community groups and especially the disabled, is simply breath-taking and we see a great fit between our values of ‘helping others’ and the values that drive the foundation forward.
Partnering with the Leslie Sports Foundation gives Stafflex access to a growing family of like-minded, local people who are as passionate about sport as they are about our community.
An exciting aspect of the sponsorship deal is that we can help support the new programme of delivering football sessions for a number of schools concentrating on young people with special needs across Kirklees. We know that every penny of our investment will go in to making a real difference at this grassroots level.
Stafflex Arena, Storthes Hall Lane, Huddersfield HD8 0WA – click here for directions.