Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 28 September 2023 – Midlands-based aerial mapping company Bluesky International has announced it is 2023/24 kit sponsor for Tamworth Football Club Women’s team. The deal sees Bluesky’s logo appear on the first team women’s home and away shirts. Tamworth women’s team currently play in the West Midlands Regional Women’s Football League Division One North where the season kicked off earlier this month with a match against Coventry City Women.
“Tamworth Football Club has, without doubt, put the name of Tamworth firmly on the map showcasing the best of regional football and the best of the town as a location to live, work and visit,” commented Scott Rickards, General Manager at Tamworth Football Club. “We rely on support from local businesses, and we have certainly seen an increased interest in the support for our women’s teams, which is fantastic, and we are very pleased to welcome Bluesky on board as one of our key sponsors this year.”
Tamworth Football Club have seen a massive increase in the growth of the girls’ academy over the last 18 months, establishing a pathway from U9s football all the way through to our senior women’s team. The club’s aim is to be the club of choice for grass roots football locally and regionally for the female game.
Scott added, “We are extremely excited to partner with Bluesky as our main sponsors of the women’s first team as this allows us to raise the profile of the team, and club, with their support.”
“The huge growth in women’s football spurred at least in part by the Lionesses success in reaching the World Cup finals and their Euro’s win can only be sustained if we have a healthy training ground and feed of top-class players from the school, local and regional leagues,” added Rachel Tidmarsh, CEO of Leicestershire-based Bluesky International. “We need to ensure we are supporting the girls and women’s teams which currently do not enjoy the level of funding of their male counterparts and encourage this increased interest in sport. Bluesky, and myself personally, are proud to be part of the Tamworth story this season and wish the ladies every success.”
Bluesky is a UK aerial survey and geographic data company and is the only commercial aerial mapping company to have full coverage of high-resolution imagery and height data of England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland, which it maintains on a rolling three-year cycle.
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PHOTO: Rachel Tidmarsh, CEO of Bluesky International, with Tamworth FC Captains Kate Wright (left) and Cammie Tarrant (right).
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Bluesky International is the leading aerial survey and geographic data company in the UK producing and maintaining seamless digital aerial photography and height data on a national scale in both Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Bluesky also undertakes bespoke surveys, including LiDAR, for a range of public and private sector clients.
Bluesky International operates a range of aircraft and sensors including three Ultracam Eagle Mark 3s and two CityMappers which allow the simultaneous collection of vertical and oblique imagery, as well as LiDAR data, and a Galaxy LiDAR which is mounted with a thermal sensor and survey grade camera. These systems put Bluesky International in the enviable position of being able to provide customers with unique and cost-effective geospatial solutions.
As well as being an established and respected aerial survey company Bluesky International is also highly innovative and continually strives to develop new products and services by embracing new technology and methods. This has resulted in the development of some unique products such as the National Tree Map (NTM).
These datasets underpin long term contracts with local and central governments and many major blue-chip companies from a range of market sectors including financial services, utilities, telecoms, web portals, construction and environment. Bluesky International has offices in the UK, US, Republic of Ireland and a dedicated production centre in India.
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