Thursday, 12 December 2013

West Midlands Residents and Euro MP team up to help Football Club after wheel theft

Kind-hearted West Midlands residents have come to the rescue of a local football club, following a call from the office of a Euro MP.

Nikki Sinclaire MEP read about the theft of minibus wheels from Nuneaton Town Football Club, who use the vehicle for their community work,  and set her team to work in finding replacements for the much used bus.

Nuneaton based firm, The Tyre Company and Dudley based Transit Centre came to the rescue and generously donated all the needed components and the club will now have a fully working vehicle again.

The We Demand a Referendum Now MEP, who sponsors Adam Walker at the ‘Boro, has worked closely with the club over the past three years and was dismayed to hear of what had happened to the vehicle,

Nikki said,

“It was only the night before I heard the news that I was talking to Ian Neale on Twitter about the fantastic community work Nuneaton Town have undertaken, and I knew this theft was a huge blow.

Nuneaton Town Football Club do so much for the town, and I knew I just had to get involved to assist in some way.

My office had a brain-wave to try and ask amongst the local area for help, and we were overwhelmed by the kindness of local businesses.

This is an example of football and local firms working hand in hand to better the local area. I’m so proud that this has been able to happen.

I would also urge anybody who has any information about the theft of the wheels to come forward. I would not want to see this happen to anybody else”.


Nikki Sinclaire MEP will be at Nuneaton Town Football Club on Monday 16th December at 9.30am to hand over the replacement wheels to the football club.

Nikki has been the sponsor for midfielder Adam Walker since 2011. Nikki has been supporting football across the whole of the West Midlands region.

The Tyre Company, based in Nuneaton supplied Tyres for Nuneaton Town Football Club. Transit Centre, based in Dudley, supplied the wheels.