Genealogist sponsors youth football team's new kit

By Jon Bauckham, 15 November 2016 - 12:17pm

A youth football team in Lancashire now has a brand-new kit thanks to the help of local genealogist Dr Kate Sherry

Dr Kate Sherry Clitheroe Wolves
Dr Kate Sherry pictured with players from the Clitheroe Wolves Under 7s Yellow team and coach David Crook (Photo: Clitheroe Wolves Under 7s parents)

A professional genealogist has come up with a unique way to advertise her business.

Dr Kate Sherry, who runs the research service Ancestor Trail, has lent her sponsorship to Clitheroe Wolves Under 7s Yellow football team, meaning the name of her company now adorns the front of their shirts.

The unusual deal was forged earlier this year, when Kate discovered that the Lancashire-based team needed a sponsor to help pay for their kit. As her son Daniel plays for the Under 12s side and her husband Chris is also involved with Clitheroe Wolves as a coach, Kate was keen to step in.

“Clitheroe Wolves has played a big part in my family life,” she told Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine.

“When I heard that the Under 7s needed a sponsor to pay for their football strip, I was only too happy to help and take the opportunity to raise the profile of my business in the local community”.

Kate first became interested in family history following the birth of her children several years ago. However, it wasn’t until 2015 that she decided to turn her hobby into a full-time job, setting up Ancestor Trail as a result.

Using skills gained from her previous career in scientific research and communication, she now provides a range of genealogy services, specialising in 18th-20th century sources from the UK and Ireland.

“My avid interest in family history began when my children were born – I wanted to explain who their ancestors were and how they had influenced their lives,” said Kate.

“I then became a genealogy addict, and after researching family history for my friends and family for many years and completing a genealogy qualification, I decided to become a professional genealogist and share my expertise and passion with others.”

Find out more about Ancestor Trail here.

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