THE HOME of Leamington Football Club will have a new name next season after the club agreed a new long-term partnership with Warwick-based energy manufacturing company Phillips 66.
The club’s Harbury Lane stadium will be renamed ‘The Phillips 66 Community Stadium’ in time for the Brakes’ first match of the 2015/16 season against Buckinghamshire’s Chesham United this Saturday.
The slogan ‘Phillips 66 – Fuelling the Brakes’ will feature prominently throughout the stadium and in all match material after the company became the club’s ‘Community Grass Roots and Stadium Partner’.
“Being able to announce our support from Phillips 66 and share the stadium’s new name is a great way to kick off the season,” said Leamington chairman Jim Scott.
“We greatly value the financial support of sponsors and partners which enables us to develop and maintain our club’s facilities for the benefit of the community and deliver all the training sessions, fixtures and events that take place here annually.”
Mary Wolf, deputy managing director at Phillips 66 UK & Ireland marketing said the new partnership was just the first phase in a long-term relationship.
She added: “Phillips 66 is a large company with 14,000 employees globally, but with 130 employees at our Warwick headquarters we’re also very committed to supporting good causes, events, and initiatives at a local level.
“Our company vision is to ‘provide energy and improve lives’ and our support of the Brakes is very much in line with this.
“Over 400 players and volunteers from the ages of 5 to 75 benefit from being actively involved with the Club, which plays an important role in the local community and wider region.
“We’re already in discussions with Jim and his team about a number of ways in which we’ll continue our support of the club and look forward to announcing these over the coming months.”