KENT ISUZU DEALER NAMED MAIN SPONSOR OF LOCAL FOOTBALL TEAM
It has been recently revealed that R W Crawford Ltd (Crawfords), the specialised provider of Isuzu vehicles and agricultural machinery, has put its best foot forward in the world of non-league football, with the Kent branch of Crawfords becoming the main sponsor of Egerton Football Club.
The sponsorship of the team, which commenced in July 2022, will run initially for the upcoming season, with plans for the partnership to extend if successful. Crawfords’ patronage has already been allocated to purchasing new home and away team kits with front-of-shirt sponsorship. The partnership will also provide advertising pitch side banners as well as social media promotions which will be ongoing throughout the season.
R W Crawford, which was established by Bob Crawford in 1980 as a farm machinery dealership in Essex, has since evolved into a much larger company consisting of four locations across the south of England. Crawfords has also expanded its range of products since opening, adopting the Isuzu franchise in 2014 with dedicated Isuzu staff members on multiple sites.
Egerton Football Club is a local non-league team located in Ashford, Kent. With multiple names, the club is known most commonly as Ego, as well as being referred to as the Egerton Eagles due to their striking logo. The first team, managed by Chris Holmes, play in the Ashford & District Sunday Football League and are recent winners of the Val Helen Division One League Cup, beating title rivals Troggs 2-1 at Reachfields Stadium.
Brand Director at Isuzu UK, Alan Able, said: “With Isuzu UK striving to become the driving force behind non-league football, it is no surprise that members of the Isuzu dealer network, like Crawfords, are actively contributing to the betterment of their local non-league clubs. This dealer’s participation is reflective of Isuzu UK’s aim of drawing attention towards passionate, local clubs throughout the period of our multi-year sponsorship deal with The FA.”
Hannah Kelsey, Group Marketing Manager at Crawfords, said: “Our partnership with Egerton Football Club is really exciting. Becoming the main sponsor of the first team allows us to give something back to the local community through supporting non-league football. This falls in-line with the recent announcement regarding Isuzu UK’s title sponsorship of England’s two leading non-league competitions. We are proud to be a sponsor of the club and look forward to a great 2022/23 season!”
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