Folkestone’s very own basketball team has a new kit sponsor for this season.
Local web agency, Whitefish Marketing are the proud new sponsors for Folkestone Saint’s men’s national team. The director of Whitefish Marketing – Chris Surridge – used to train with the Saints in his youth, so it’s only fitting that his company has become the main sponsor 20 years later.
The team at Whitefish Marketing helped design the new kit for this season, in connection with head coach Mark Hinton. The most prominent impact being the change of kit colour from the long-standing purple and yellow to its new red and white design – showing off the Whitefish Marketing brand in the middle. When questioned about the kit change, the fans and players were pleased and said it was a good new look.
Folkestone Saints had their first game this past Saturday (1st October 2016). They dominated the game for the first three quarters, but eventually lost overall in the final quarter. Despite this setback, it was still a good start to the season for the new players on the squad.
Quote from Marketing Director – Chris Surridge
“I’m exceptionally proud to sponsor the Folkestone Saints. I think they are a great team, and although Basketball is not the first sport many spectators might think of watching, the home games are really worth coming to. There’s a great buzz and atmosphere as you would expect from an American based sport. As a Folkestone business ourselves, Whitefish Marketing like to support local companies and community events. I, personally, was born and bred here in Folkestone and actually played with the Saints about 20 years ago, so it’s a pleasant feeling to now be the kit sponsor so many years on.”
Home Game Fixtures at Folkestone Sports Centre:
Home Matches 2016-2017 Season, 5.20pm at Folkestone Sports Centre
Saturday 1st October: Saints v Lewisham Thunder
Saturday 15th October: Saints v Barking Abbey
Saturday 5th November: Saints v London Lituanica
Saturday 19th November: Saints v Oalkands College
Saturday 3rd December: Saints v Essex Blades
Saturday 7th January: Saints v West Herts Warriors
Saturday 28th January: Saints v Cambridge Cats
Saturday 4th February: Saints v Anglia Ruskin University
Saturday 11th February: Saints v Middlesex Saxons
Saturday 25th February: Saints v Chelmsford Lions
Saturday 11th March: Saints v Kent Crusaders