Photo of Leighton Woodside U16 girls team with Manager, coaches and trophies

This May, a local girls football team backed by Sheriff Construction won their regional cup final, came top of their league and were undefeated for the whole season!

We’d like to use this week’s blog to say massive congratulations to all the U16s Leighton Woodside girls, their Manager, coaches and everyone who has supported them with this achievement. Read on for more.

Supporting grass roots football

Image of football training kit showing the Sheriff Construction logo

Since 2018, Sheriff Construction has given its support to a number of grass roots football teams in Luton, Leighton Buzzard and more recently in Stevenage by sponsoring some of the essential kit they need. Most of the teams we’ve supported have a family connection to someone in the company so it’s always a pleasure to see them wear their kit with pride and achieve great results.

On Saturday 4th May, it was time for the U16 Leighton Woodside girls team to shine when they won their regional League Cup Final (for Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire), beating Chesham United 1:0 to lift the trophy.

Just one week before they had played their season finale and seen their name go to the top of the table for Division 1, a division that they had only been promoted to the previous year. On top of this, the girls have been undefeated for the whole season!

Of course it has been the team’s hard work and determination that’s brought them to this point but, as sponsors of their training kits and rain jackets, we like to think we’ve played a small part.

Inspire… Develop… Compete

We mentioned in a previous blog about Leighton Woodside that they have a fantastic motto: ‘Inspire, Develop, Compete’ but want to share this once again.

INSPIRE is about giving the players energy and determination, nurturing them to develop the skills and behaviours that give them the best chance to succeed and inspiring them to achieve their full potential.

DEVELOP is about developing the skills the players need to become confident footballers – not only physical strength and technical ability but also things like social skills, communication, teamwork and discipline.

COMPETE is about competing to win, but in a way that is inclusive and offers equal opportunities to all players who show commitment and a determination to improve. It’s really about competing to the best of their ability because when that happens, win, lose or draw, they’ve likely had a great competitive game.

Watching them play on Saturday, it’s clear that this team have taken all of this on board and were 100% set on demonstrating their energy, skills, teamwork, capabilities, confidence and competitive edge.

Huge congratulations to Leighton Woodside from everyone at Sheriff Construction.


Feature image: Sheriff Construction