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Reeves Independent Fair Play Trophy 
Lowick United vs Wallsend Rosehill Tavern

​​Reeves is delighted to announce that Lowick United and Wallsend Rosehill Tavern will be the two finalists in the Reeves Independent Fair Play Trophy. 

Both teams will battle it out at Whitley Park on Friday 17th May 2019 (7:30pm kick off) for a prize of £1,000 and the accolade of being crowned ‘fair play champions’

We’re proud to have backed the project from the start of the season and we have pledged three years of support in order to tackle foul play in grassroots football.

​Nigel Reeves and Andrew Cook, Commercial Manager, Northumberland FA, discuss the fair play trophy

The league table was made up of all teams competing in male 11v11 competitive football in either a Saturday or Sunday league at Step 7 or below and was based upon discipline points picked up during the year.

After a very successful debut season we had three teams (Lowick United, Wallsend Rosehill Tavern and Bedlington ‘A’) who were all level after a number of tiebreakers which meant names were drawn individually out of a hat to determine the final

Wallsend Rosehill Team Photo

​Lowick United Team Photo

Speaking ahead of the final Nigel Reeves, Reeves Owner & Lead Adviser, commented:

Nigel Reeves

Owner & Lead Adviser

“I’ve been involved in football for many years, as a manager, a coach and a player. I love the competitiveness of football, but I also believe in fair play, integrity and good behaviour and I think you can compete in football without getting yellow and red cards. I’m really happy to be promoting competition in football but importantly fair play and respect for others – you can win and play within the rules”

Reeves Independent George Dobbins League Cup Final

As part of our participation and promotion of grassroots sport we’re proud to sponsor the upcoming George Dobbins League Cup Final between Newcastle University and Cullercoats.

We asked Peter Mann, Press Officer at the Northern Football Alliance, to preview the final and get the thoughts of the two managers ahead of the game…

The Reeves Independent George Dobbins Cup Final is one of seven cup finals which will add to what will be a hectic finale to the 2018-19 season in the Northern Alliance, with several clubs aiming to complete a decent haul of silverware.

Premier Division leaders Newcastle University, led by the devastating strike-force of Niza Chilufya, Keith Douglas, Lefteris Alambritis, reached the Reeves Independent George Dobbins League Cup final with victories over Jesmond (8-3, away), Newcastle Blue star (3-1, home), Rothbury (2-0, home), and Blyth Town (2-1, away AET), defeating tough opposition in doing so.

Newcastle University Men's Football Club

Newcastle University Manager Neil Baistow said: “Having been finalists in the Benevolent Bowl and won a League and Cup double last season, we want to go out and win every game.

“There’s been a lot of games this season, especially early on, that have tested us so we had to hit the ground running but losing to (Newcastle) Chemfica (in the Challenge Cup), that was disappointing for me, as was the loss to Blue Star in the League which was a reality check more than anything.

“As for these cup finals, facing Cullercoats, we’ll certainly respect them but I know a few of their players so will have a plan.

Their opposition for the League Cup is First Division high-fliers, Cullercoats, who, having begun their campaign in the first round (Uni began in the second) they oversaw challenges from Stobswood (5-1, home), Felling Magpies (3-1, home), Gateshead Reserves (3-2, away), Alnwick Town (2-0, away), and Forest Hall (2-0, away), their quarter-final success at Alnwick the standout result.

The League Cup is one of three cup finals which ‘Coats will contest this campaign, also reaching the final of the Combination Cup, where they’ll face Prudhoe Youth Club Seniors, and the Northumberland Minor Cup, Blyth Town being the opposition.

Speaking of his sides’ cup success this campaign manager Daniel Iredale added: “It’s what it’s all about, playing against the best.

“The League Cup run alone has not been easy but we believe we can do something, we’ve had some difficult games en-route to the final with Gateshead (Reserves) being tough but brilliant match whilst the game with Alnwick (Town) was a tough dogfight , so two, very different games.”

“We know we can hold our own and will have a go. We’re not scared of them and any team has a chance on any given day.

Cullercoats Seniors FC

“The League Cup run alone has not been easy but we believe we can do something, we’ve had some difficult games en-route to the final with Gateshead (Reserves) being tough but brilliant match whilst the game with Alnwick (Town) was a tough dogfight , so two, very different games.”

The Reeves Independent George Dobbins Cup Final kicks off at 7pm on Thursday 18th April at Heaton Stannington FC, Newton Road, NE7 7HP.

Cup sponsor Nigel Reeves spoke about sponsoring the competition and Reeves Independent’s involvement in grass roots sport and support of non league football...

Nigel Reeves

Owner & Lead Adviser

Participation and enjoyment of sport is a passion for Reeves Independent. We will do everything we can to promote, support and encourage participation at all levels. We're proud to sponsor the George Dobbins League Cup, one of the most prestigious trophies in North East football and I'm looking forward to seeing how Cullercoats will approach the game against one of the league’s top teams, Newcastle University. Personally, I’ve been involved in local football for over a decade and it’s a pleasure to be involved with the Northern Alliance, a very well organised, established and well-run league that provides enjoyment for hundreds of adult footballers"

Click here to find out more about Peter Mann - Freelance Media & PR Specialist.

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April 9th, 2019 
Reeves Sponsored Newcastle Chemfica Reach Cup Final

We're proud to report that Newcastle Chemfica (Sponsored by Reeves) have made it to the Team Valley Carpets Challenge Cup final.

Chemfica will face AFC Killingworth in what should be a tough game. 

The final will be held at North Shields FC, Darren Persson Stadium, West Percy Road, North Shields, NE29 0EQ

Kick off is at 7pm on Thursday 11th April. 

We spoke to Chemfica Manager, Liam Naulls, for his thoughts ahead of the big game. 

Liam Naulls

Newcastle Chemfica Manager

We're all looking forward to what should be a great final and a fantastic way to cap off what's been a progressive season for Newcastle Chemfica. We've been playing well and the lads are in great shape following a good run of results. We're going into the final as underdogs but having beaten Newcastle University in the semi final we're confident that we can give AFC Killingworth a good game, as we did in the Benevolent Bowl Semi Final in February"

April 2nd, 2019
Reeves to Sponsor Northumberland FA Awards Night

Nigel Reeves

                Owner & Lead Adviser

Having been involved in grass roots football for many years I'm delighted to support the Northumberland Football Awards and help in the promotion & development of football at this level."

Tickets on sale now for what should be a fantastic event in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation -

​December 3rd, 2018
Euan Duffin Wins Athlete of the Month 

Reeves were proud to be asked to sponsor & present the Athlete of the Month award to Euan Duffin at the recent Morpeth Harriers annual presentation evening.

Well done Euan! 

Click here for more on the awards ceremony.

September 23rd, 2018
Reeves Team up with Morpeth Harriers

Reeves are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring Morpeth Harriers - one of the leading athletic clubs in the North of England.

Click here For more information on Morpeth Harriers and upcoming races 

​July 10th, 2018
Reeves Bring Home Mallet Shield

Champions Again! - Last night Reeves successfully defended the Mallet Shield at The Insurance Institute of Newcastle 5 a side competition.

This win now means we have won the trophy 5 times in the last 6 attempts.

I'm very proud of the team who showed professionalism throughout and were humble in victory. 

Well done lads for bringing it home again! 

Over to you Gareth Southgate...