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April 29th 2016

Boston United pledge support for the Armed Forces Community

Chief Executive Mike Hardy and Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker MBE signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

Boston United Football Club has pledged to support the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Covenant was signed by the football club’s Chief Executive Mike Hardy, and Ministry of Defence representative Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker MBE, the Commanding Officer of 158 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps.

The club has pledged to: promote the club as an Armed Forces friendly organisation; actively promote Armed Forces Day; strive to support the employment of veterans, service leavers, service spouses and partners; offer support to local Cadet Force units; seek to support club employees who are members of the Reserve Forces and form a partnership between Defence and the football club.

Mike Hardy, Chief Executive of Boston United, said: “We are pleased to sign the Armed Forces Covenant which is a clear demonstration of our recognition of the important role members of the Armed Forces play and our commitment to supporting the Armed Forces Community in whatever way we can.”

John Wilson, East Midlands Regional Employer Engagement Director, said: “The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces or their families are fairly treated. The Covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.

“We are delighted that Boston United Football Club has signed the Covenant to confirm their support for the Armed Forces community.”

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker MBE said: “The signing of the Armed Forces Covenant is a really big deal for those of us in the military.  It means everything to know that organisations within the United Kingdom are committed to treating us fairly and recognising the part we play in keeping our country safe.  Equally knowing that our families get a fair deal when we move due to postings; support for healthcare provision, schooling for our children and jobs for our partner’s means we can focus on our operational role.  Boston United is a great football club and their commitment means a huge amount.”

The Armed Forces Covenant was signed on 9 April 2016 at Boston United Football Club.

“We are pleased to sign the Armed Forces Covenant which is a clear demonstration of our recognition of the important role members of the Armed Forces play and our commitment to supporting the Armed Forces Community in whatever way we can.”