A newly established football club is reaping the rewards from its recent shirt sponsorship that has seen the squad sport bright pink jerseys.
Sudbury Vikings Football Club, who is sponsored by Volkswagen Van Centre (Bury St Edmunds), is flying high in The Treadfirst Sudbury & District Sunday League after winning five of its last six games.
The run has seen the club propel into second place with just over half of the league campaign played, and according to team manager, Alan Tychowski, the sponsorship deal and choice of kit colour has been instrumental in the team’s success on and off the field.
He said: “We are delighted to have the secured the sponsorship deal with our local Volkswagen van centre.
“Setting up the team on a tight budget was hard work, but with the support of Volkswagen Van Centre (Bury St Edmunds) the whole process was much easier.
“We chose the striking strip colour as we were confident no other league team would be wearing the colour pink, so we wouldn't need to invest a second team strip,” said Alan.
“Also, wearing pink strips is excellent motivation for the team not to lose too often in the league campaign – and it seems to be working at the moment!”
David Nichols, head of business at Volkswagen Van Centre (Bury St Edmunds), said that the business was delighted to have helped the Sudbury Vikings get their feet off the ground.
He said: “It’s a pleasure to be the official sponsor of Sudbury Vikings Football Club and it’s great to see the lads performing well on the pitch, let’s hope they can keep it up.
“The local community is very important to us and we have made it our company policy to support individuals from the region where we can.”
For more information about community work and sponsorships with Volkswagen Van Centre (Bury St Edmunds), please call 01284 715900.