Focus Travel Partnership has been awarded ‘Front of Shirt sponsorship’ for Northern Premier League club Marine FC, based in Crosby near Liverpool.
The team will be sporting the new shirt in the new season starting in August 2022.
Marine FC rose to fame last year when it was drawn to play Tottenham Hotspur at its home ground The Marine Travel Arena in January 2021.
Sadly, Covid restrictions meant it wasn’t able to have supporters at the ground but Marine FC took to selling virtual tickets, with buyers being in with a chance to win prizes and their name on the wall at the ground. Over 32,000 tickets were sold and the proceeds has given a new lease of life to the club and the ground.
President of Marine FC, David Thompson, who is also owner of Marine Travel based in Canterbury, said: “Focus have been so supportive over the past couple of years so they were an obvious choice for this years Front of Shirt Sponsor.
“This is a gift for the whole partnership, not just to the head office, but for all the kind support during a particularly difficult past year with my wife Yasemin passing away, and also for the support for Ukraine campaign which is extremely close to my heart.”
Abby Penston, CEO of the Focus Travel Partnership, said: ‘We are extremely excited and flattered with this amazing opportunity given to the Partnership. We have worked tirelessly to help our TMCs and this is such a lovely gift to promote the Partnership and what we do, and shows the true essence of stronger together.”
Marine Travel, which specialises in maritime travel logistics around the world, became involved with the club when founder Dave Thompson and Marine Travel became the club’s shirt sponsor in 2012. Thompson grew up a few streets away from where the club play.