Kate Osborne MP announces sponsorship of local Hebburn FC match

Kate Osborne MP in partnership with TUFAC (Trade Union Football and Alcohol Committee https://tufac.bigcartel.com/ )are sponsoring Hebburn FC match vs Stockbridge Park Steels on October 14th.

Kate Osborne said:

From Hebburn FC, South Shields FC, Jarrow FC and lasses, Boldon Girls and more I’ve always been a huge supporter of grassroots football and have called out the government for lack of investment and closing of school football fields. I’ve also been calling out this Government for their lack of investment in women and girls football – the magnificent achievements of our Lionesses has shone a light on yet another way that the government is failing our communities.


I’m a member of the APPG for football and women’s football, and have raised these issues with ministers and held discussion with club chairs on how we can make football fairer & more sustainable with Fan Led Reviews.

Jarrow constituency has many brilliant grassroots teams & so I thought what better than to put my money where my mouth is and sponsor some local grassroots action. 

We must properly fund and support grassroots sports and give them more opportunities to thrive.”

A spokesperson for the Trade Union Football and Alcohol Committee (TUFAC) said: “There was a reason the England [men’s] team refused to meet the government. Everything this government does is anathema to what grassroots football stands for: friendship, community, helping others, caring, diversity and unity.

We are pleased to work with Kate Osborne to sponsor local grassroots football in her constituency of Jarrow with its history of solidarity and protest.”


Tickets have already been purchased from local members and some Unite members and it would be great to have a big turn out supporting local football. 

Tickets are just £8 on the gate – come along for what I’m sure will be a brilliant match Vs. Stockbridge Park Steels