Friday, 17 June 2011

Merthyr Town FC - New Sponsor for season

Merthyr Town Football Club was full of the joys of spring this week as the club’s board finalised a new lucrative shirt sponsor deal with Trade Centre Wales for next season. The Neath based company has sponsored the club in the past, but this announcement is linked to the recent opening of the new Trade Centre Part Exchange Outlet on June 1st at the former Kwiksave store adjacent to the A465 in Pant, Merthyr Tydfil.

Trade Centre have worked closely with Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council in establishing the new venture, which should see the introduction of up to 30 jobs in the area, and are keen to develop working partnerships with the business community and the community of Merthyr as a whole, by doing some good in the area. The first step on this road is the sponsorship of Merthyr Town Football Club.

Martyrs management team Garry Shephard and Danny Carter were at a recent sponsors evening with the club’s new kit for next season, with the new Trade Centre Wales logo. The agreement was reached following an approach to the club by Trade Centre, following a phone in on Real Radio, with Garry Shephard, Merthyr stalwart Anthony Hughes and former Cardiff City star Jason Perry, father of Merthyr goalie Joe Perry.

Merthyr Town club captain Steve Williams expressed his joy at hearing about the new deal. Steve was pleased that the sponsorship from Trade Centre Wales has supported the club for the return to Penydarren Park next season.

Trade Centre Wales have a long history of supporting sport in south Wales, and currently sponsors 20 sports clubs in the region, so the first port of call in supporting the local community is the Martyrs.