AFC Rushden & Diamonds & KA Goalkeeping

AFC R&D tie up with KA Goalkeeping
AFC Rushden & Diamonds are delighted to announce a commercial partnership with KA Goalkeeping.  KA Goalkeeping was founded by former Partick Thistle, Accrington Stanley, Rochdale, Grimsby and current Airdrie United goalkeeper Kenny Arthur in 2006 to provide a bespoke range of goalkeeping gloves. Kenny will provide goalkeeping gloves for all AFC Rushden & Diamonds goalkeepers from age 5 all the way to the first team at a special sponsorship rate.
KA are set to launch an addition to the junior collection of gloves, seeing the high spec of the TCG+ Elite adult model, all the way down to size 2.  This will no doubt be good news for the AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy and Community youth teams. The idea behind the addition to junior collection is that goalkeepers of any age can now develop using gloves to the exact specification of the full size adult range.
Chairman Ralph Burditt was delighted with the tie up “We are very pleased to have agreed this deal with KA and with the benefits that it offers to all of the goalkeepers within our club. When I first spoke to Kenny about the possibility of KA sponsoring AFC Rushden & Diamonds I was very keen that the young players within our youth setup would get something from the deal. Fortunately, the focus on youth development is a passion that he shares and hence no convincing was necessary. KA’s gloves are absolutely top notch and being able to provide our keepers with access to the same gloves worn by many top professionals such as Joe Lewis (Cardiff) and Neil Alexander (Rangers) at a price they can afford is something which can only help their development.”

Kenny Arthur from KA Goalkeeping commented “We are delighted to form a partnership with AFC Rushden and Diamonds. During my playing career I played against Rushden before the unfortunate financial situation unfolded.  We are excited to play some small part in helping the club rise again through the leagues, while at the same time supporting the clubs goalkeeping development at grass routes level.”