J & J Drake has agreed a deal to sponsor the warm-up tops for Cambridge City Ladies and Girls FC. The firm is also sponsoring the team’s Captain, Becca Fay.
Known until 2002 as the Cherry Hinton Crusaders, Cambridge City Ladies and Girls FC is the largest and one of the most successful all-female football clubs in the East Anglia region.
J & J Drake apprentice Ollie Drake has committed to another season as Manager of Godmanchester Rovers FC.
The grandson of J & J Drake’s founder, Ollie has been managing the Rovers for the last two seasons. In the 2018/19 season he took the club to the last 16 of the FA Vase and the third qualifying round of the FA Cup. They were also winners of the Hunts Senior Cup and the Hinchingbrooke Cup.
Godmanchester Rovers has been sponsored by J & J Drake for the last two years. “I am grateful for the support that J & J Drake give the club and me personally,” said Ollie. “I look forward to continuing success both on and off the pitch with the club and the company.”
Our very own Amanda Crump has been in the media spotlight representing ITFC women for the launch of Town’s 2019/20 season kit.
Blues boss Paul Lambert attended the photoshoot, with skipper Luke Chambers, Jack Lankester and Andre Dozzell among a number of players who modelled the new look as well as Amanda Crump and Charlotte Kellett of the ITFC Women’s team.
Amanda, who is the captain of the ITFC Womens team is once again sponsored by J&J Drake and we wish her all the best for the new season! #ProudToBe #ITFCWomen
While his team mates were cruising to victory over Takeley, batsman and J&J Drake Apprentice Ollie Drake was busy working up a sweat on the sidelines.
Drake, top scorer in Wilbrahams’ opening day win, swapped his bat and ball for a spin bike, which he and friend Will Burton rode for 12 hours to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
The exhausting effort was in memory of Drake’s grandad and J&J Drake founder, John, who passed away last year and has so far raised a huge sum of £1600.
“It’s the hardest thing I’ve done both mentally and physically, and I’m still a bit sore in my neck, arms, legs and backside,” he said. “But we got through it and raised some cash.
“The fatigue kicked in between hours eight to ten, at which point I was wondering how I was going to get through the next few hours, but we got some great support.
“The seat was a massive issue for me, and by the end I was cycling standing up. But it was for a great person and a great cause, and whenever it got tough my grandad came to the front of my mind.
“We managed to get a nice spot by the side of the pitch as well where we had all angles covered and see all the action, and it was great to see the boys bag a win too.” J & J Drake are proud sponsors of the Great Wilbraham cricket team.