AFC Rushden & Diamonds sign new sponsorship deal

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have agreed a new sponsorship deal with Hevey Building Supplies
AFC Rushden & Diamonds have agreed a new sponsorship deal with Hevey Building Supplies

A football club has signed a new sponsorship deal.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds has agreed a deal with Hevey Building Supplies, which will see Northampton’s largest independent builders merchant increase their involvement with AFC R&D for the remainder of this season, becoming the club’s main sponsor for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.

The new deal will see Hevey remain as the main home and away shirt sponsors, but will also see their profile increase throughout the club with Hevey logos being displayed on the 2015-17 under-21 team’s playing kit, the first team’s training kit and on AFCRDTV, the club’s YouTube channel.

The Hevey logo will also feature on the front of the third kit, which will be voted on by AFC Rushden & Diamonds members shortly, as well as on new advertising hoardings above the club’s Peter De Banke Terrace.

Hevey chairman, Neil Hemmington, said: “As a local business we are committed to supporting the community in which we operate so we are delighted to deepen our relationship with the club. With the recent Premier League TV deal and the crazy numbers being agreed it is important to remember that our financial sponsorship at this level is crucial to the future of the club and we are excited about playing our part.”

The firm’s managind director, Mark Mulvey, added: “As a local builders merchant based in Northamptonshire, this increased sponsorship is part of our commitment to the county and we want to help ‘build’ the club. We have been impressed with how the club has made Hevey feel so welcome and we look forward to developing our relationship further.”

AFC Rushden & Diamonds chairman, Ralph Burditt, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Hevey have chosen to support our club for another two years. It has been a pleasure to welcome them to games during this season and I look forward to continuing to do so next season and hopefully long into the future. Securing Hevey’s support is a vital component for the club in planning towards a successful 2015-16 on and off the pitch.”

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