Evo-Stik Premier Division Marine have announced that College Road traders Coulson Flooring and College Cycles have joined forces and agreed a back of shirt sponsorship package covering the next two seasons until May 2019.
For the new season staring next month Coulson Flooring and College Cycles will have to decide whose logo is to be on the back of the home or the away shirts and for the second season the two traders will swap over shirts.
Coulson Flooring and College Cycles are well established independent local traders based in College Road at the junction with Brompton Avenue.
Owners Andy Coulson and Jonathan Bolton came up with the idea of sharing a back of shirt sponsorship package and after discussions an agreement was reached with Marine chairman Paul Leary towards the end of June.
Marine Chairman Paul Leary said “This is a pretty unique arrangement of two very local businesses sharing a shirt sponsorship package and literally agreeing to swap shirts half way through. What makes this arrangement really special though is that the two traders got together with the idea and both agreed that it would be really good to help their local football club. It also gives both businesses a real opportunity to advertise their logo’s on the back of the Mariners first team shirts when otherwise that may not have been possible.
I would like to thank Andy Coulson and Jonathan Bolton for supporting Marine in this way and I am sure that they will benefit from this very special, unusual and exciting sponsorship agreement.”
Owner of Coulson Flooring Andy Coulson said “I am really pleased that Jonathan and I are able to assist Marine and it is really good that traders in College Road are able to work together in this way. I have completed a number of new flooring installations at Marine in the last couple of years and through this sponsorship I am able to give something back to help them for the next two seasons, which is great.”
Owner of College Cycles Jonathan Bolton said “It is really good that we have agreed to this brilliant idea to share a sponsorship for a couple of seasons and I can’t wait to see our logos on the Marine shirts. I have been at College Road now for about seven years and I am glad that I am able to sponsor Marine our local football club. My dad played for Marine in the late seventies so it is nice to keep the association going albeit forty years later!”
Source: Marine AFC