Sunderland girls' football team get backing of global engineering firm Assystem

Farringdon Detached FC has attracted sponsorship from the world’s third largest nuclear engineering firm, Assystem.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 5:39 pm
Farringdon Detached U12 Girls’ football team.

The girls’ under-12 team draws its squad from primary schools local to Assystem’s Sunderland site at Quay West Riverside Business Village.

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Diversity in the engineering industry is an important cause championed by Assystem. With its #IncredibleWomen initiative, Assystem aims to promote the recruitment of women and help them develop their careers in what is still a male dominated industry.

Jill Partington, of Assystem, said: “Our support for Farringdon Detached FC really shows that they are committed to the local community, while also positively reinforcing the company’s gender diversity philosophy and the #IncredibleWomen programme.

“As well as our sponsorship of the girls’ under-12 team, we will host the team at our offices for a day that we hope will inspire the girls and pique some curiosity in engineering.”