Sowdens sponsor Scunthorpe United star to support valued team member

Sharing the Scunthorpe United sporting love with our incredible staff

Whilst we may not be able to cheer our favourite footie stars on in the stands right now, that doesn’t mean we can’t show our support in other ways to help keep spirits up on the pitch.

That’s why we’re delighted to be sponsoring up-and-coming local  Scunthorpe United player George Hornshaw for the 2020/21 season, as he looks to progress his promising professional career on the field during these uniquely challenging times for the sporting industry.

But we’re not only showing our support for George through the deal, as his mum Jo is a Sowdens stalwart, heading up our Accounts, Operations and People. As a tight-knit agency with a collaborative, community culture, we love showing our appreciation for our team in whatever ways we can – meaning the sponsorship is a win-win for everyone involved!

It’s the little things that count

Midfielder George kick-started his football journey with the Iron in the 2017-18 campaign after graduating from the club’s academy scholarship, scoring a man of the match award for his debut Checkatrade trophy performance against Leicester City U21s.

He has since made a further seven appearances for the Iron, clocking up an impressive total of 582 minutes on the pitch.

Our Director Polly said of the sponsorship deal: “We’re delighted to have signed this exciting sponsorship package for George as he continues to build a promising future in professional football with Scunthorpe United.

“Everyone on our team is proud to be showing our support in a more meaningful way, not just to George but also to our long-time colleague Jo too, as a gesture of appreciation for all her hard work and commitment to Sowdens over the last few years.”

Scunthorpe United footballer George Hornshaw with Sowdens employee and Mum Jo

A sporting way to support local talent

In addition to his supporter-voted man of the match award, Hornshaw’s first outing against Leicester U21s saw him gain valuable premier league experience. He made further Checkatrade trophy appearances during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, against Wolves U21s and Grimsby Town, respectively.

Commenting on the sponsorship, George said: “I’m incredibly grateful to the Sowdens team for sponsoring me so that I can build on the experience I’ve already got with Scunthorpe United and take my football career to new heights.

“My mum’s work ethic has always been a huge inspiration for me, and I’m striving to recreate the same level of dedication and ambition in every game on the pitch.”

We know you’ll make us proud George – keep your eyes peeled to spot us in the stands once the challenges of Covid are behind us!

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