Sad day on the South Coast

Friday’s normally have an extra buzz about them in the Jobsite offices with people gearing up for the weekend but today there is definitely a more sombre air. This is a result of the news that Pompey Football Club have officially gone into administration. As a local company and main club sponsor we’ve got a lot of PFC fans working here, some that have supported them for years, and others that have become fans since we partnered with them last summer.

Whilst there’s been speculation for a while I think we were all hoping for a last minute resolve and so the news that it’s official is still extremely disappointing. It’s a bitter blow for all of the fans and the people behind the scenes at PFC who have worked so hard at keeping the club operating successfully. Our main thoughts at this time are with them and with the local community, who are so closely entwined with the football club.

It’s this loyal and passionate community support that attracted us to become main club sponsor of Pompey and it will be this that helps the club re-build. We recently took some American visitors to watch the Pompey vs. Stoke match and they were blown away by the genuine spirit of fans and club staff willing the team to victory. One of them, Steve Boese, wrote a blog post afterwards as he was so amazed by the atmosphere he witnessed. The last sentence of his blog I think perfectly sums up current sentiment: ‘While the immediate future looks a bit harsh, I have every confidence based on the people we met, and the support and passion we witnessed that the club will make it through.’

We remain united with the fans in supporting the team and helping them return to their glory days. PUP.