• Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

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Blyth Town FC First Team has netted new sponsors for its training kits and track suits.

Alongside main football kit sponsors BMW Stratstone Tyneside, the new training kits have been endorsed by builders Joseph Parr and Blenheim Homes.

The building and timber merchants Joseph Parr has sponsored the training kits and Blenheim Homes the tracksuits, both of which, claims manager Mick Connor, are essential to the continued progression of the division two team.

“Sponsors coming on board to support their local football team, especially now that we are in the Northern League, is an essential part of the teams’ journey,” he said.

“We are now in a strong position where we are winning more games than we are losing and are only a few points away for being eligible for promotion so the sponsors that have supported us from the start, will be seen and heard through association at every match and news story as we continue to climb up the football pyramid and these are exciting times.”

Blyth Town FC First Team entered its first season this year within the Northern League after winning three consecutive victories in the Northern Alliance League. It received £500,000 of private investment late last year to improve the facilities at the home ground and progress the First Team into Northern League grade standards to be able to qualify for promotion and now currently stand at 7th in Division 2.

Connor continued: “Not only are we extremely grateful for the support of our sponsors, we are proud to wear their name on our kits and have them as a part of our extended team.

“We are grateful to all local businesses who are supporting us – programme sponsors, pitch sponsors and of course to all of the visitors who come to watch us each game.”

A spokesperson for Joseph Parr builders said: “We hope that with our additional support we can help Blyth Town FCFT go all the way and we are proud to be on that journey with them.”

Blyth Town FCFT is still in the Northumberland Senior Cup with the semi-finals taking place soon – the draw to see who we will be playing will be announced on Made in Tyne and Wear’s Christmas special of Football Matters shown on Wednesday 21st December.

Blyth Town FCFT takes on Bedlington Terriers at home for a special Boxing Day Derby match (kick off is at 11am) and again at home on Wednesday, January 4, against Team Northumbria (kick off is at 7.30pm).

Each BTFCFT home game is £6 entry on the door with concessions available by emailing BTFCFT on info@blythtownfirstteam.co.uk

For further updates and information about Blyth Town FC First Team, visit www.blythtownfirstteam.co.uk or follow Twitter @BlythTownFCFT