Hitchin Belles, the ladies football club sponsored by Bowman Ingredients, has enjoyed a successful season, winning the League Title and promotion to Division One.
The Hitchin Belles Ladies first team enjoyed a series of comprehensive wins in their Division Two league matches during the 2018/19 season. The team also won several key matches in County Cup games.
Food coatings specialist Bowman Ingredients has sponsored the local all-female football club for nine consecutive seasons. Financial support this season provided new kits for the club’s top ladies squad, with the company name and logo appearing on the team’s eye-catching blue and white football strip.
Jason Slade, Hitchin Belles Club Secretary says: “The Hitchin Belles first team enjoyed a fantastic season overall. It’s a remarkable turnaround for a team that struggled in the previous year. Everyone worked hard to prove the doubters wrong and we are over the moon that they went on to win the League Title. We are looking forward to our move up into Division One and are already preparing for the jump in quality of opposition.”
He adds: “Our club is delighted to have received continued sponsorship from Bowman Ingredients since 2010. The firm’s financial support plays an important role in attracting new players and supporters.”
Hitchin Belles is the largest all-female football club in the region, with over 200 players and 14 teams, comprising of the ladies team and 13 youth teams, who are all registered to play in local football leagues. A further 40 associate member players aged from six to eleven join in with weekly training sessions and social events. The club also has a Mini Belles group, where girls aged from two-and-a-half to five take part in fun games and football training sessions.