St Helens Town have announced that Unite the union, St Helens Branch are the club’s new kit sponsors for the start of the new Hallmark Security League campaign.
The two year sponsorship deal covering seasons 2017-18 and 2018-19 will see the Unite the union logo take pride of place on the front of the brand new home and away Macron kits, which will be worn at the club’s new Ruskin Drive Sportsground home for the first time this summer.
Unite the union will also have a significant presence in the club’s multi-award winning match programme, official club website and social media outlets as well as at the club’s new home.
Club Commercial and Business Development Manager Simon Kenyon, said, ‘We are thrilled to welcome Unite the union to the club and we are looking forward to a partnership which will reap benefits for both parties.’
‘The market for sponsorship of non-league clubs is always tough but we feel our experience over recent seasons with a range of partners has shown we offer great value and a superb potential return on investment.’
He added, ‘We work hard for all our sponsors and I am confident the club will prove to be an excellent partner in promoting the work undertaken by Unite.
‘The two year sponsorship deal is a real boost for the club and provides us with an excellent platform as we look forward to a bright future at our new home.’
Unite the union is Britain’s biggest trade union with 1.42 million members. It is a democratic and campaigning union standing up for equality for all.
Unite is dedicated to serving the best interests of its members, protecting workers rights and improving the quality of life by negotiating with employers and government. As a primarily industry-based union, its structure means it can effectively represent member’s interests in the workplace.
Martin Bond, Branch Secretary said, ‘Our Branch of almost 1000 members is rooted in St Helens. Most of our members live and/or work in St Helens and for the Branch to be sponsoring St Helens Town as they return home is particularly pleasing. We are proud to become Shirt Sponsors for the next 2 years and are looking forward to a successful season’
Richard McCauley Branch Chair continued, ‘We are thrilled to be partnering up with an iconic local club with a such proud history, similar to ourselves and we look forward to promoting both as we continue to represent the best interests of our members right across the borough.’
The club will be launching the new kits during the pre-season game at Ruskin Drive when Town entertain Congleton Town on Saturday 15th July 2017. Replica shirts will also be available via the online club shop.