The Board of Directors is delighted to announce that NEFirst Credit Union have renewed their sponsorship agreement and will continue to be the main club sponsor.
One of the driving forces behind this decision was the opportunity to continue the collaboration the Credit Union shares with the football club and the deal will run up to the end of June 2019, when the arrangement will be reviewed.
The NEFirst Credit Union’s logo will again be proudly displayed on the front of all BAFC’s first team playing shirts and replica shirts for the 2018-19 season.
NEFirst Credit Union provides access to straightforward, secure savings accounts and affordable loans.
It was formed by the merger of a number of smaller North East based Credit Unions who have been providing savings and loan accounts for their members for more than twenty years.
The Club’s Commercial Director Dave Mills said: “This partnership is the flagship and most prestigious sponsorship, advertising and marketing product at Bishop Auckland Football Club. It provides NEFirst Credit Union the opportunity to continue to be the club’s major commercial partner and prominently stand side by side with the football club, in all aspects of its business, throughout the period of this extended agreement.
“For the past 12 months the partnership has been about developing a strong relationship and enhancing the brand of each partner and engaging with the local community. This forward-thinking partnership is built between the two organisations, who each take pride in performance and innovation. I’m absolutely delighted that NEFirst Credit Union have agreed to remain our main club sponsor and sure this announcement will be very well received by everyone associated with the football club.”
NEFirst Credit Union covers the whole of the North East, including County Durham, Northumberland and all of the boroughs that make up Tyne and Wear (Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside). Anyone who lives or works in this area is eligible to join.
Mick Davison, Director of NEFirst, is equally enthusiastic about this extended relationship and sponsorship deal and said; “NEFirst Credit Union is delighted to continue its sponsorship of Bishop Auckland Football Club and is looking forward to a strong working partnership as both organisations strengthen their presence in the Bishop Auckland area.”
The club will be making a further announcement in the next few weeks to inform everyone about when and how the new first team shirts will be available to purchase.