Pompey and Jobsite help out the Royal Navy



Pompey and Jobsite have joined forces to support the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

The RNRMC logo will now take pride of place on Pompey’s shorts while 1,000 Fratton Park match tickets are being given to the charity, which aims to improve the lives of serving and former naval personnel and their families.

The partnership kicks off on Friday, September 24 when Pompey will proudly wear the newly-emblazoned shorts for the first time when they take on Leicester City at Fratton Park in the npower Championship.

The partnership is fantastic news for the Portsmouth-based charity, helping raise awareness as well as offering its beneficiaries a unique opportunity to attend matches, while the generous support from Pompey and Havant-based online recruitment company Jobsite reflects their ongoing commitment to the local community. 

The match tickets will be available for the RNRMC to distribute over the remainder of the 2010/11 season.

Club captain Aaron Mokoena attended a special launch event to model the new-look shorts.

He said: “We all know about what the navy have done and the important role they play in the Portsmouth community.

“The navy and Portsmouth Football Club are two giants that are coming together to make a difference to the city.

“This is a great chance for us to give something back to the community.”

David Lampitt, Pompey chief executive, added: “It’s a great way for the club to show our support to the Royal Navy and it’s a great way of honouring the serving men and women who will benefit from the charity, as well as the ex-service men and women and their families who are also supported by them.

“I think it’s exactly the sort of thing that we want to be doing. For me, it’s part of rebuilding the club, rebuilding our links with the community and it’s something I think the fans can be proud of.” 

Robert Robson, RNRMC chief executive, said: “The RNRMC is delighted to be building close links with Portsmouth FC.

“Through our network of charities we look forward to sharing the benefits a closer relationship will bring and particularly being able to give some families who may be having a tough time the chance of a great day out.”

Jobsite chief executive Keith Potts concluded: “We are proud to join the benefactors of the RNRMC and look forward to working closely with the charity.

“From the outset of our relationship with PFC we were keen to get involved in community projects and to be much more than just a name on the shirt.

“We’ve worked alongside the club on some great initiatives and our latest support of the RNRMC is a fantastic way to start the new season.

“We are looking forward to be able to help raise awareness of the RNRMC with our eight million registered users nationwide.”