AN ELECTRONICS firm will proudly sponsor its hometown football club after winning the top prize in a business competition draw.
Photronix’s logo will adorn Worthing Football Club’s first team shirts for the upcoming Ryman League South Division season.
The business entered the 100 Club draw, which saw 40 businesses pledge £250 each – with some prizes worth thousands of pounds.
Photronix managing director Alan Millard said: “I never thought for one moment that Photronix would win first prize, but what an honour it is to be the official first team sponsor for Worthing FC.
“Having been a long-suffering Pompey fan, I have seen by the recent events at Portsmouth how important the local football team is to the community.
“When I was asked to become involved with the Worthing FC 100 club, I did not hesitate, as I believe that we can all play our part to support Worthing FC either by sponsorship or attending games.”
The 100 Club launch took place on July 26 alongside the Lancing preseason game.
A total of 52 prizes were drawn, shared between the 40 businesses which took part in the draw.
Club commercial manager Paul Kelleway said he was delighted that a passionate football fan had won the chance to sponsor the first team.
He said: “Alan Millard of Photronix was delighted to win the first team sponsor prize – his face was beaming for the whole of the second half.
“There is so much potential at Worthing FC. I see it as a sleeping giant.
“We have a population of over 100,000 people in Worthing, coupled with hundreds of local businesses, so I see no reason why we can’t turn this club into one of the best supported in the Ryman League.”
The Rebels began their Ryman League campaign away to Faversham on Saturday, losing 2-1.
Turn to the sports pages for the full report and pictures from the match.
For more information about how businesses can get involved with the club, email firstname.lastname@example.org