Worksop Town have celebrated new sponsorship deals, including the backing of Lee Westwood, with the launch of their 2016/17 kits.
Members of the first team and ladies squad were on hand to model the new strips at Sandy Lane on Wednesday, with the logo of the former world number one golfer emblazoned on the front of the shirts.
Club chairman Kev Keep welcomed the financial support of the town’s most famous sporting export, along with two local firms – Peacock Windows and Shaun Harris Racing – for sponsoring the back of the shirts and the players’ shorts.
He told the Guardian: “After working on the sponsor deal with Lee Westwood it was a massive boost to the club when Lee offered to be the main shirt sponsor for Worksop Town for a third season, putting valuable funds into the club.
“To have a high profile sportsman sponsoring his home town club is fantastic for the town’s folk and supporters who I am sure offer their thanks to Lee for his generous offer.
“We would also like to thank James Johnson and Joe Browne of Peacock Windows and Doors for the back-of-the-shirt sponsorship for the home and away shirts, along with Shaun Harris Racing who have sponsored the kit shorts.
“A massive thanks to these business people for their generosity which will help the club financially.”
It’s been a good week for the club, with a successful inaugural Legends Day at Sandy Lane on Sunday.
Former England star Chris Waddle and legendary Tigers striker ‘King’ Kenny Clark were both in action, as the first team, ladies team, supporters and former players did battle in a round robin tournament.
It was another chance for local businesses to show their support to the world’s fourth oldest football club.
Keep said: “Ex-players and management gave up their time to come along and enjoy a game against the supporters, first team and ladies teams.
“We had generous sponsorship from Richard Hale of Grafton Brewery, Dave Hooton of DTH Engineeering and John Shuker from Eyres of Worksop, so we’re very grateful to them.
“I would also like to thank all the events organisers for their efforts in making the day fantastic for all the fans and families, who I am sure enjoyed the games.”
Meanwhile the club have agreed to shift their NCEL Premier opening fixture to a Friday night.
Tigers were due to travel to Pickering Town on Saturday 13th August.
But the unavailability of the Pikes’ pitch due to a cricket fixture led to a request from the hosts to hold it the night before.
The game, now to be played on Friday 12th August, will kick off at 7.45pm.
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