Darlington Football Club has joined forces with Virgin Trains in a two-year-deal which will see the East coast route operator feature on all first team and replica kits.

Club Director John Tempest said: “We have worked very hard to secure a top national
DARLOsponsor and for a club at our level to attract Virgin Trains is a real coup and demonstrates we are taking the club to the next level in terms of corporate sponsorship.”

Speaking about the deal, Darlington FC manager Martin Gray said: “The new shirt looks fantastic and to have such a well-known and successful brand on the kit shirt reinforces the history and tradition of our great Club in attracting such interest.”

Richard Cook Club Director added: “ The announcement of our partnership with Virgin Trains is the first of a number of exciting announcements the club will be making to the fans of Darlington FC over the coming months as we move back home to Darlington. With this season’s promotion and the successful fund raising for the Back to Darlo appeal there has never been a better time to support The Quakers.”

Phillip Peacock, Brand Partnerships Manager for Virgin Trains said: “It’s an exciting time to be working with Darlington FC. It’s a club with real heritage with an exciting future ahead. Working closely with organisations and people along our route, and being part of the community, are important to Virgin Trains, so we’re delighted to be supporting a club that has such strong community links, and we’re looking forward to being part of the club’s exciting future. Bring on next season and beyond!”

Source: Darlington FC Press Release

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