Hythe Town FC has completed a major new signing ahead of the start of the new football season after agreeing a two-year sponsorship deal with GSE Group.
The deal provides the Ryman League Division One South club with an undisclosed sum from the Hythe-based building, civil engineering and construction experts in return for main sponsorship rights.
The agreement will also help the club on the field as well as off it, as first team players and coaches will be able to use the facilities of the Hythe Imperial Leisure Club, inside the GSE Group-owned Hythe Imperial Hotel and Spa, free of charge.
The sponsorship deal will see The Reds’ new home shirts bear the name ‘Hythe Imperial Hotel’, while ‘GSE Group’ will feature on the away kit and first team tracksuits. ‘Imperial Green Homes’ will adorn the back of both strips.
Peter Cuffe, Commercial Manager at Hythe Town FC, said: “We are delighted to be working with GSE Group and feel that we can achieve great things together, benefitting both parties as well as the local area.”
Josh Healey, Contracts Surveyor at GSE Group, added: “As a Hythe-based business, we are immensely proud to show our support of the town’s football club by becoming main sponsors for the next two years.”
Hythe Town FC will be hoping to build on last season’s success by winning promotion to the Ryman Premier League. The 2012/2013 campaign ended with play-off semi final defeat to local rivals Faversham Town.