Building materials supplier Southern Sheeting has signed up as a main sponsor for Ardingly Football Club.
The self-funded club presented the business with a framed shirt, sporting its logo, as a thank you for its support.
Southern Sheeting, based in nearby East Grinstead, donated £1,000, which will help the club to reset the goalposts and buy new kit for the first team.
Tony Hobbs, managing director, Southern Sheeting, said: “We are passionate about supporting grass roots football clubs and young people whenever we can. We regularly supply building materials to major football clubs such as Salford FC so, this is a cause which is very close to our hearts.
“As a business we like to do what we can to help our local community, so lending a hand at Ardingly Football Club during this historic year will bring our whole team a lot of joy.”
Richard Watson, Ardingly Football Club chairman, said: “We’re so pleased to welcome Southern Sheeting as our main club sponsor as we celebrate our 125th year. Our club is older than Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace so it’s wonderful to have this support from Southern Sheeting to ensure this piece of football history lives on.
“Our club is entirely self-funded. Without donations we wouldn’t be able to buy new kits or carry out any essential maintenance which enables us to provide grassroots football in the village, so this donation is very welcome.”