GQA sponsors Barnsley FC Academy
GQA has become the sponsor of the Barnsley FC Academy. The initial agreement will see GQA’s logo feature on the academy players shirts and on signage around the academy and will allow the awarding organisation, which works in sixteen industrial sectors, to work with young players coming through the academy to promote opportunities in the construction and fenestration related sector.
Speaking about the arrangement, GQA’s CEO Mick Clayton said ‘As an existing club partner, and on a personal level as a life-long fan, it is evident that the club is making great strides in their efforts to re-establish themselves at the heart of the community. Becoming Academy sponsor is a fantastic opportunity to further our involvement, particularly as we at GQA are passionate about developing young people in all aspects of life. We firmly believe that this partnership can be a catalyst for a positive influence on football locally at a grass roots and junior level, something we are proud to champion and support, and also give us the opportunity to showcase what the Fenestration and wider Construction sector can offer.”
As well as this new arrangement, GQA Qualifications is also actively involved in the Barnsley FC business in community programme and is a big supporter of grass roots football in the local area, supporting numerous teams. The Pogmoor under 14’s girls’ team which they also sponsor were the team mascots for Barnsley’s pre-season friendly against Nottingham Forest earlier in the year.