It is often said that there is nothing that heralds the English summer quite like the sound of leather on willow. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that Aston Martin Reading has entered an arrangement to provide support for the junior section of the Henley Cricket Club.
Henley Cricket Club can trace its roots back to 1869. Today, the club’s junior section is represented by around 150 boys and 75 girls, with plans to grow both teams further in the future. Both the junior boys and girls have enjoyed great success on the field, and their feats have been well documented in the local press.
At a special photoshoot to announce the partnership, the young players, resplendent in their new Aston Martin Reading-logoed kit, shared centre stage with an Aston Martin DBX and a very special Vantage Roadster F1 Edition, built in the spirit of the Official Formula One Safety Car.
Anthony Robertson, Chair of Henley Cricket Club, said: “The Junior Section is delighted to welcome Aston Martin Reading as one of its lead sponsors as we seek to develop the game at grassroots level, providing an opportunity for those less advantaged in neighbouring communities to learn and participate in this beloved sport. The support of a sponsor like Aston Martin Reading allows us to fund programs that introduce the game to children who might otherwise never be granted a proper opportunity to experience the game and in some instances, become the stars of the future.”
It’s just one of the latest commitments to supporting the local community surrounding Aston Martin Reading. Earlier in the spring, the team made a very welcome visit to the Avenue School Special Needs Academy. Arriving in an Aston Martin DBX SUV, with the boot brimming with chocolate Easter Eggs, the team members were honoured to spend some time with the children ahead of the Easter break.
Symon Cooke, the headteacher at The Avenue School, said: “The impact of a special day like this for our students really can’t be overstated.”
“The huge smiles on every single waiting face as the Aston Martin Reading team arrived said it all. It’s a wonderful gesture and a real testament to the strength of the local community in Reading.”
Last Christmas the team also worked directly with the Lion Ward at Royal Berkshire hospital, responsible for the care of young oncology patients, arriving in style with a DB11 Volante filled to the brim with gifts.