St Helens Town AFC’s Tom Barton (U18s), Rory Crowther (U18s) and James Rushton-Woods (U21s) in brand
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St Helens Town AFC secures national sponsor in record breaking time

St Helens Town Association Football Club’s (AFC) under 18s and under 21s teams have secured their first ever national shirt sponsor with flexible workspace provider, Bizspace.

The club, nick named ‘The Town’, is the local team to Bizspace’s Bold Business Centre on Bold Lane. Club Chairman, John McKiernan said: “We are delighted with Bizspace as shirt sponsors. It’s a huge boost to have a national name associated with our under 18s and under 21s teams.

“Manufacturing the kits, laundering kits, hiring the ground, paying for match officials and refreshments for opponents – all these costs add up.

“We have been using social media to spread the message cost effectively that we need support.”

After calling for shirt sponsors on Twitter, John received a message from Bizspace’s sales and marketing director, Emma Long, agreeing to help.

“The sponsorship deal was sealed in less than 40 minutes – without doubt the fastest we have ever done!” he said.

Emma explained: “We are keen to give something back to the communities we work in so it was an easy, quick decision to make.

“We are proud to be shirt sponsor for St Helens Town AFC and look forward to supporting each other through this new partnership. We wish all the best of luck to the ‘The Town’ for the season ahead.”

St Helens Town AFC’s under 18s team will be operating in the North West Youth Alliance League starting in August. The under 21s is a brand new team for the club this year and they will play in the Cheshire FA’s League U21s from September until May 2015.

John is confident about the season ahead and Bizspace will be watching the teams’ progress in the year to come.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Wyldfire PR .

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