WARRINGTON Town FC will be playing in the “Evostick League” from next season following the unveiling of new sponsors for the Northern Premier League by world cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst.
The hat-trick hero from England’s 1966 world cup winning team was on hand to help launch the new league sponsors during a special event at the national sports centre in Lilleshall.
Evostick have signed up for an annual six figure sum over the next three years, replacing their biggest competitor, Unibond, the longest running sponsor in world football who have backed the league for the past 16 years!
Evostick will become the league sponsor from July 1 and league Chairman Mark Harris says he hopes they “will stick around for years to come!”
Chris Alderson from Bostick UK, the manufacturers of “Evo-stick” said the company had been looking to get into football sponsorship for some time and the Northern Premier League provided the perfect fit.
Meanwhile Sir Geoff highlighted the importance of non-league football, where he started his career before being scouted by West Ham.
“Non league football is important for the development of young footballers and managers and it is great to see it being backed by international sponsors.
“Non league football has a huge responsibility to develop our players of the future.”
Warrington Town FC helped produce Sir Geoff’s world cup winning team mate Roger Hunt, who was scouted by Liverpool playing on Cantilever Park!
Picture shows Sir Geoff at the launch with league Chairman Mark Harris (right) and Chris Alderson from Bostick UK.