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Manchester sports clubs receive funding from TalkTalk thanks to Future Fibre

  • The Salford based connectivity provider has donated thousands of pounds to local sports clubs across Greater Manchester including Woodhouses Cricket Club and Failsworth Dynamos
  • The donations come as TalkTalk continues to bring the latest full fibre connectivity to homes and businesses across Greater Manchester

Monday 13th September: As the UK celebrated a summer of sport, TalkTalk has announced it has also been celebrating Greater Manchester based grassroots sports clubs, by offering donations to support the clubs.

Local sports clubs are at the heart of the community and more often than not, they play the part of a community hub as well as a sports club and have been a crucial cornerstone to locals across the city.

TalkTalk is passionate about helping people connect and has been giving back to the local community as it makes ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre plans, known as Future Fibre, available to thousands of homes across Greater Manchester. As such, the Salford based connectivity provider has donated thousands of pounds to celebrate grassroots sports in the local community – providing them with what they need to succeed.

The donations to local sports clubs follow TalkTalk’s long-standing sponsorship of Salford City Football Club. Woodhouses Cricket Club and Failsworth Dynamos, both in Failsworth, are just two of the six sports clubs across Greater Manchester benefiting from TalkTalk’s donation. The Failsworth Dynamos are planning to use the money donated to purchase new training kit for the open aged ladies’ team, whilst Woodhouses Cricket Club is using the money to buy new equipment to maintain the grounds.  

Gareth Tuson, Chairperson of Woodhouses Cricket Club commented: “We have seen interest in Cricket rise over the last few months and, as the summer months come to an end, we’re hoping that this interest will lead to more people from the local community visiting the clubhouse. The money donated by TalkTalk will be put towards much needed ground equipment so that next season, our pitch is at its finest.”

John Holroyd, Chairperson of Failsworth Dynamos, said: “We are extremely grateful to receive this donation from TalkTalk. Being a non-profit, self-funded grassroots football club, the donation will allow our coaches to concentrate fully on giving all the players the best guidance possible.”

Becki Smith, General Manager, Ultrafast at TalkTalk, added: “With lockdown restrictions easing, there has never been a more important time to make sure sports clubs can continue the amazing work they do to bring the local community together.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve worked with sports clubs - here in Greater Manchester, we have a long-standing relationship with Salford City Football Club having sponsored them for three years. Not only is the work we’re doing with local sports clubs across the city a welcomed extension of this partnership but it’s also a celebration of TalkTalk’s new Future Fibre plans coming to the city.”

TalkTalk’s new Future Fibre packages – known as Future Fibre 150 and Future Fibre 500 – use the UK's latest fibre technology to bring residents in Greater Manchester 100% full fibre directly into the home. Future Fibre is up to 45x faster and 5x more reliable than standard broadband, which means it can effortlessly handle all your devices streaming, gaming and video-calling at once.

Residents who want to know whether they can access TalkTalk’s Future Fibre plans simply need to enter their postcode at: https://new.talktalk.co.uk/check-availability where they will be able to call to sign up to a plan or register interest as the phased roll out continues.