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Wetherby Whaler Chips In!

Article Date: 2014-11-11

A promising Guiseley football team has been handed a sponsorship boost from a well-known Yorkshire chain of fish and chip restaurant and takeaways, as it continues its push for a league championship.

Guiseley Juniors Football Club Under-11s received a generous donation from the Wetherby Whaler, which has provided the team with brand new kits and training tops for the season.

The team, which plays in division 11A of the Craven, Aire & Wharfe Junior League, has enjoyed an excellent start to the season after losing only one of its eight games played and has its sights set on a title challenge.

The club’s Manager, Ian Elsworth, who is Managing Director of Leeds-based Dynamic Capital and Investments, has known the Whaler’s owner, Philip Murphy, for a number of years and helped to broker the deal for the Wetherby Whaler to take over its Guiseley restaurant, which was the original Harry Ramsden’s.

The Wetherby Whaler is a leading player in the popular fish and chip restaurant and take-away market in Yorkshire. In addition to Guiseley, it has restaurants and takeaways in York, Pudsey, Wakefield and Wetherby.

Ian said: "The club is always on the lookout for sponsors and we’re very grateful to Philip and the Wetherby Whaler for its support.

"The new kits and training tops look fantastic and the boys feel extremely proud when wearing them. Hopefully this boost will further help us in our quest to the league title.”

Philip Murphy, owner of the Wetherby Whaler, said: "We’re delighted to be supporting one of our local sports teams. Sport is a big part of the community, and having known Ian for quite some time, we were more than happy to lend a hand to the team. The lads have started the season brilliantly, and I am hoping that this run of good form will continue.

"I would like to wish Guiseley Juniors all the best with their season and title challenge.”

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