A motor dealer has kicked off a new partnership with South Shields FC ahead of the new season.
Jennings Ford Direct, part of the Jennings Motor Group, has announced a sponsorship deal with the Northern League club.
The new partnership with the Newcastle Road-based motor dealership and the club was launched with the unveiling of a new first-team away kit ahead of the start of the 2016/2017 season.
The Mariners will kick-off their season at Marske United in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Alisha Henry, South Shields FC’s commercial manager, said: “We are delighted that Jennings Ford Direct has decided to support us during the upcoming season.
“Excitement at the club is high both on and off the pitch ahead of the campaign, and this partnership has further enhanced those feelings.
“We look forward to what we hope will be a long and fruitful relationship for both parties, and thank Jennings Ford Direct for coming on board.”
In addition to sponsoring the first-team kit with the company’s branding on the back of the shirts, the Jennings Ford Direct dealership is also providing a new set of strips for South Shields FC’s ‘Blues’ Under-8s team.
Jennings was one of the first main Ford dealers in the UK to be appointed by Ford Motor Company to sell its cars in 1917.
David Walker, general sales manager at the Jennings Ford Direct dealership in South Shields, said: “As a company heavily involved and committed to supporting the local community, we are absolutely delighted to be joining forces with such a successful and long-established football club as South Shields, and look forward to further strengthening this partnership in the future.”
Based on Newcastle Road, the Jennings Ford Direct dealership sells quality approved used vehicles, which have been delivered direct from the manufacturer, in addition to offering a number of after sales facilities, including service, MOT and parts.
For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford Direct, call into the Newcastle Road site, contact 0191 4276666, or visit www.jenningsmotorgroup.co.uk