LEADING housebuilder Miller Homes is continuing to support sport in the North East after being unveiled as the new sponsor of Gateshead Fell Cricket Club’s junior teams.

Miller Homes’ support has allowed the club to invest in new equipment and team kits for its juniors, ensuring the children have everything they need when they meet for training sessions and matches throughout the summer season. The club is also planning to use the vital sponsorship funding to train new junior team coaches.

The budding young cricketers, aged from seven to 14 years, play in the North East division of the Durham Cricket Board Junior League. The sponsorship comes after a member of the club’s first team, Jonny Roseby, purchased his new home at the housebuilder’s Park View development also in Gateshead.

Andrew Somerville, Miller Homes North East’s regional sales manager, said: “We became aware of the great work that Gateshead Fell Cricket Club do to encourage young people into sport when one of our new home owners moved onto our Park View development. After hearing about the club’s fantastic community work we were thrilled to become the new sponsors of its junior teams.

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“It is great to be involved with such a strong community hub located so close to our Gateshead developments, Park View and Bishop’s Park, and to help them as they continue to provide sporting opportunities to youngsters.”

Peter Birney, chairman of Gateshead Fell Cricket Club, said: “The generosity of Miller Homes North East has enabled us to provide our junior teams with new equipment and kit. Sponsorship is vital to us as we are a community club and without this we would not be able to operate. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Miller Homes from everyone here at Gateshead Fell Cricket Club.”

Earlier this summer, Miller Homes launched its annual Summer of Sport competition, which offers local sports clubs the chance to win £500 or, for the first time, pick up a top prize of £1,000.

Andrew said: “Over the last four years, since the launch of our Summer of Sport competition, we have supported local sports teams and clubs from across the region in their journey of providing opportunities for sport, education and development. I’d urge any North East sports team or club to pick up an entry form from one of our developments today.”

To take part, entrants have to say in no more than 200 words why their sports club is worthy of winning, how the money will benefit the club and what it will be spent on. The closing date for entries is Monday 31 August 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

Entry forms can be picked up from any of Miller Homes’ marketing suites across the North East including Bishops Park and Park View in Gateshead,Wheatfields in Seaton Delaval, Portland Wynd in Blyth, The Meadows in Framwellgate Moor, Wheatlands Chase in Redcar, Clairville Grange in Middlesbrough and Acklam Woods in Acklam.

For more information on Miller Homes and its North East developments visit: www.millerhomes.co.uk

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