A BASINGSTOKE-BASED technology company has been revealed as the new deadline sponsor of the town’s community football club.

Exertis, a leading distributor of technology products, confirmed its headline sponsorship on Thursday (August 19).

This year, the club is celebrating its 125th year and says its grateful for the high level of support shown by Exertis. As part of the sponsorship, Exertis will have its logo placed proudly on the front of the first team’s home shirts.

Paul Bryan, managing director at Exertis UK&I, said: “I am delighted we can support Basingstoke Town FC. This is a great time to partner with the community club as fans are looking to support more locally since the pandemic, and of course to celebrate the club’s return to the town.”

Jack Miller, chairman of Basingstoke Town Community Football Club, added: “We’re so pleased to have Exertis on board as our Main Club sponsors. We’re a community club so partnering with one of the largest technology distributors in the UK is a great opportunity for us.”

“It’s a significant step for our great club. This will be a welcome reminder to other businesses around the area about how our club and their support can be aligned for the benefit of the local community. We’ve made real strides in the past couple of years to immerse ourselves into the community wherever possible, we’ve still got a long way to go – but sponsorships and partnerships like this go a long way in helping us further our reach. “

Meanwhile, Dan Brownlie, first team manager, said: “I had the pleasure of meeting a number of the Exertis group at training. It’s one thing being a sponsor, and that in itself is really appreciated – but the enthusiasm they showed for the club and the potential surrounding this partnership is the more exciting element.

“It’s great that Basingstoke businesses are really starting to get behind us and long may it continue.”