CHICHESTER City Football Club has a new community sponsor – Havant-based worldwide load-monitoring specialist Straightpoint.
The firm has recently been confirmed as a new sponsor for the football club for its 2013-2014 season.
The sponsorship will help the club work towards its vision of providing football opportunities to local people of any age, gender, race, ability, health or wealth.
It will also offer the chance for those with gift and ambition to fulfil their potential in the sport.
“Straightpoint Ltd has provided the club with significant sponsorship and this will go a long way to assist specifically with the initial roll-out of our community activity and the increased levels of activity with Fordwater School and Phab,” said joint manager of Chichester City FC, Sean Forry:
“It will also allow us to provide more effective support to the affiliated sections of our club.”
Straightpoint’s UK headquarters is based in Havant with one of its directors, David Ayling, based in Chichester.
“I’m a keen football fan and local businessman,” he said.
“I see this sponsorship opportunity as giving something back to the local community in a really positive way.”
So far, the community scheme has helped more than 200 boys, girls, men and women through its men’s national non-league system team. It has also helped a development squad in the suburban league, two Chichester ladies’ teams and an under-18s team in the county league.
Straightpoint is able to give the football club this support, as it is currently bucking the current economic trend with a 60 per cent increase in turnover.
The firm has recently taken on five new members of staff, plus doubled its office space within the past 12 months.