Covers Donate to Portsmouth FC Academy

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has donated £5,000 to Portsmouth FC Academy following a charity match, which saw Covers FC teams take on former football legends from Portsmouth FC.

Three teams made up of the company’s staff, which has depots on Norway Road in Portsmouth, and Gunners Way in Gosport, along with their customers and family put their football skills to the test against well-known names from Pompey’s past, including Patrick Agyemang, Svetoslav Todorov and Guy Butters.


Covers Family Day – Charity Football Match between Pompey Charity Squad and Covers at Fratton Park Portsmouth on May 20, 2018. Image: Simon Hill

Portsmouth FC Academy works with budding young footballers to provide coaching, lifestyle and health advice. The money donated will be used to continue the Academy’s work supporting professional footballing stars of the future.

Rupert Green, Chairman at Covers, said:

“As sponsors of Portsmouth FC we are absolutely delighted to be supporting the Club’s academy and helping footballing talent to thrive. We would like to thank everyone who took part and supported us during the event.”

About Covers

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has been in operation for over 170 years and has a chain of depots throughout the South Coast of England, open to the trade and to the public. They are specialist timber and builders merchants, but also supply a wide range of products and services for both the building trade and for home DIY.



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Covers has branches at:

Aldershot, Burgess Hill, Horsham, Southampton 

Alresford, Bexleyheath (OTBS), Lewes , Tunbridge Wells

Bognor Regis, Chichester, Portsmouth

Brighton, Gosport, Rudgwick