Maidstone United sign sponsorship deal
Maidstone United and girls’
cricket are to benefit from new sponsorship deals.
Faversham brewer and pub
owner Shepherd Neame is backing the clubhouse at the Stones’ new
Gallagher Stadium, while Southern Water is injecting £12,000 into
women’s and girls’ cricket across the county.
The Spitfire Lounge opens on
July 14 when the Stones entertain Championship team Brighton and
Hove Albion. Sheps is also producing a special ale named after the
The company’s head of
freetrade Giles Hilton said: "These are exciting times for
Maidstone United and we are delighted to be part of their
homecoming. Shepherd Neame is committed to supporting sport,
investing more than £500,000 annually across the south
With Sportmatch funding, the
Southern Water deal is worth £24,000 over three years.
It was celebrated at Leeds
and Broomfield Cricket Club by 50 young players, England and Kent
cricketer Lydia Greenway, and Hugh Robertson, MP for Faversham and
Mid Kent and Minister for Sport and The Olympics.
Mr Robertson said: "Given the
success of the women at county and national level, this is a
fabulous opportunity to convert this into real enthusiasm at the
communications director Geoff Loader added: "We like to do
something that’s a bit different. We are a big part of Kent and
it’s important to give something back to the community."
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