The Russell Martin Foundation (RMF) has announced a partnership with Cube Consultancy, the Sussex-based business development company run by former professional footballer Paul Rogers.
The link-up will see Cube develop sponsorship opportunities with local and national businesses for the charity. They will have a specific focus on securing partnerships for RMF to support their plans to transform the former football ground at Old Barn Way in Southwick into a new community football hub.
Rogers enjoyed an 11-year professional football career with Sheffield United, Wigan, Notts County and Brighton & Hove Albion, where he captained the club to back-to-back promotions in 2001 and 2002 at their temporary Withdean Stadium home.
After retiring from professional football in 2003, he later went on to become the Sussex club’s commercial director before setting up Cube Consultancy in 2017, the same year that RMF was established.
Cube currently provide support to companies in the professional services, creative media and automotive sectors but their tie-up with RMF is their first in the sports sector and their first charity client.
Said, Paul, “I’ve always been passionate about the positive impact football can have on local communities and the role businesses can play in that, so this partnership with RMF is a really exciting one for me and Cube. I’m looking forward to getting started and helping the charity continue to grow.”
Alan Sanders, CEO for the Russell Martin Foundation added: “I am delighted that we have someone with so much local knowledge and expertise working with us at such an important time for the charity as we develop our future plans, particularly for Old Barn Way. On a personal level, it’s great to be linking with him again after working closely together at Brighton & Hove Albion and Albion in the Community. ”