The next generation of talent in England’s City of Football – Nottingham - is set to benefit from a contribution of £241,000 by The Nottingham.Ahead of Nottingham Forest’s home game against Leeds United this Saturday (20 December) Simon Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of the country’s ninth biggest building society, will present the substantial cheque to Forest.
The Nottingham has been in partnership with Forest, and contributing to the academy’s development, since an affinity account was launched in 2006.
Since then a total of over £350,000 has been given to the academy – with this year’s amount the largest to date. The money helps pay for academy coaching equipment, kit and travel costs.
Simon Taylor says: “It’s really exciting to make such a positive investment in the next generation of local sporting heroes. I am looking forward to the partnership between The Nottingham Building Society and Nottingham Forest growing during the rest of the season.”
Forest manager Stuart Pearce adds: “We need new talent coming through all the time. The Nottingham Forest Saver Account helps make that happen.
“We’ve already seen this season how important the Nottingham Forest academy is for this football club.”
Academy manager Gary Brazil, who will be receiving the cheque on behalf of Forest, explains: “The Nottingham Building Society supports the running of the Academy across the board.”
The cheque will be presented pitchside at The City Ground at approximately 5pm on Saturday 20 December.
For more information on the Forest Saver Account, please click here.