Former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton will consider making a donation to Newcastle United Women’s Football Club (NUWFC), the star has told fans on social media website Twitter.
NUWFC players are currently looking for sponsorship ahead of the upcoming 2012/13 FAW Premier League North season, and a major fundraising campaign is under way among fans on Twitter.
Now, Barton who spent 4 years with the men’s team of Newcastle United has responded to a fan on Twitter who asked him if he would consider a £400 “charity donation.” Barton asked the fan what he wanted, before adding:
“can u send me a phone number or email address and ill make contact and see what a can do.”
Established in 1989, NUWFC is self-funded with each player paying over £200 to play for the club, without sponsorship. Most of the girls are in full-time education or have careers outside of football.
The club’s reserve team striker Stephanie Shaw is a guest blogger for NUFCfans.co.uk. The first team clinched promotion to the Women’s Premier League with striker Stacey Crooks and Stephanie Eadon in fine form.
Joey Barton moved from Manchester City to Newcastle United for a fee of £5.8 million in July 2007. He played 81 games, scoring 7 goals. The 29-year old has a big following on Twitter as @Joey7Barton.
For more information about NUWFC sponsorship, visit http://www.nuwfc.com.