New sponsorship deal for Alport
Tue 21st February 2017 | Whitchurch Alport | By Martin Wild
Whitchurch Alport have announced a major sponsorship deal with local business AJ Reid Independent Estate Agents.
The significant sponsorship package presented by the owners Alison and Jonathan Reid will see the firm’s name displayed on the new covered enclosure at Yockings Park, and the deal provides some of the funding required to complete Alport’s Changing Room Challenge project - which will see the existing dressing rooms bulldozed, and replaced by more modern facilities.
Jonathan Reid said he was delighted to get involved with the club.
“We are extremely proud to sponsor Whitchurch Alport Football Club. The new 'AJ Reid Stand' looks terrific for both the club and ourselves. As a leading firm of estate agents in the town, we are delighted to re-invest and show our support for the local community.
“The newly sponsored stand is our way of expressing our gratitude to all those that have supported us since we commenced trading in Whitchurch three years ago.
“At the same time, we recognise that we have much in common with Whitchurch Alport. They are a progressive club, out-ranking most rivals at the level they play at, with star performers and still capable of rising to the top of the league. In essence, both Whitchurch Alport and AJ Reid are winning teams.
“Last Saturday, during the unveiling of the 'AJ Reid Stand', we were very excited and proud to attend the match and see our home team beat Atherton Laburnum Rovers 2-1. We hope this partnership brings success for us both – on and off the pitch!”
Reds’ Chairman Andy Hough said: “Sponsorship of this type is absolutely sensational and is highly valued. For a local business such as AJ Reid Independent Estate Agents to be willing to put significant funding into the club, highlights the amazing growth in interest the Whitchurch community has shown towards the football club since the summer.
“The Committee and players alike are extremely grateful to Jonathan and Alison for their donation. We have erected banners along a complete section of our new stand to proudly display AJ Reid’s company logo.
“Part of our agreement is to provide advertising opportunities for Jonathan and Alison, emphasising the connection between a thriving local business and our Club. In addition, the AJ Reid banners have aesthetically enhanced the overall look of the ground. It really is beginning to look like a proper stadium.
“Without the support of companies like AJ Reid we would never succeed in achieving our footballing and site aspirations. This has given us a massive boost at just the right time and Jonathan and Alison can look forward to a warm welcome whenever they visit Yockings Park.”
Alison and Jonathan are pictured in front of the new stand.