An OSWESTRY-based football academy has teamed up with one of the town’s businesses which is offering its support to young footballers.

Family-run Nexus Electrics has signed up to support Dragon Academy and Development Centre (ADC) – a football centre which provides professional coaching to children aged between six and 16.

Nexus offers electrical services to businesses and residents in Oswestry including electrical installations, planned maintenance, testing and inspection and security cameras among other things.

The firm also specialises in electric vehicle charging solutions and are approved by the office for low vehicle emissions (OLEV), meaning staff can help their customers secure grants for EV charging installations of up to £500.

Ian Hodgkiss, director at Nexus Electrics said he is happy to have built the partnership between the business and the football academy.

He said: “I’m delighted to be able to support Dragon Advanced Development Centre. I particularly admire the play the dragon way ethos.

“Nick and the team are committed to player and personal development that promotes partnership between centre, player and parents.

“It’s this partnership approach that aligns so well with our business outlook.”

Head of Dragon ADC Nick Popyk said the support from Nexus is very pleasing and hugely important.:

“As a not-for-profit centre, we are always on the lookout for support,” he said.

“However, what is important to us is finding companies who have similar values to ourselves.

“We pride ourselves on the family, community feeling around the centre and with Ian and the Nexus team we know we have a partner with the same principles.’

“We’d like to thank Nexus Electrics for their support and look forward to them playing a part in the future development of the centre.”

New players are welcome to join Dragon ADC. Those interested can find out more at the centre’s Facebook page @dragonadc0 or contact Nick on