BetVictor sponsors the Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Leagues
The National League System’s ‘big three’ feeder leagues are celebrating a new two-year sponsorship deal with leading online gambling company BetVictor, starting from season 2019/20.
It’s the first time that a single brand takes on the title sponsorship of every Step 3 and 4 competition. Like many contemporary sports sponsorships, BetVictor’s focus is on digital and social media, with each league’s website being refreshed and new content added.
The new BetVictor sponsorship will bring a remarkable level of new investment into each competition, underpinning BetVictor’s commitment to supporting the game and to strengthen its digital presence through unique collaborations and campaigns.
In a joint statement, Nick Robinson – Isthmian Football League Chairman, Mark Harris – Northern Premier League Chairman and Terry Barratt – Southern League Chair, said:
“We are delighted to be working with BetVictor, such a high-profile sponsor. It is a major coup for the leagues at the Steps 3 and 4 of the National Leagues System. By working collectively, we become a much more attractive commercial and media proposition. We are all striving to professionalise our competitions and this sponsorship takes things to a new level.”
Commenting on the partnership, BetVictor’s Director of Brand and Creative, Matt Parkes stated:
“We’re very excited about this partnership and we’re confident it will be a successful one for all three leagues and for BetVictor. The growing popularity of the leagues amongst the football community in the UK gives us the opportunity to amplify our brand’s digital presence and engagement, and to get closer to the leagues’ football fans.”
The players’ shirt sleeves at 228 clubs part of all three leagues will also carry the BetVictor logo.
TRAFFORD ANNOUNCE TWO MORE SIGNINGS
We have news of two additions to strengthen Tom Baker’s squad for the coming season.
First up, we’re pleased to announce the signing of Sam Grimshaw.
Sam is a wide player & his former clubs include Hednesford Town, Glossop North End & Radcliffe Borough.
Welcome to Trafford Sam.
Tom Baker on new signing Sam Grimshaw
“Sam is someone who became available a month or so back. I had an initial conversation with him in the hope that we could persuade him to come in. Where & how Sam plays was an area of the pitch where we were looking to strengthen & he fitted the bill of what we were looking for. I’m really glad he’s decided to join us & hopefully he’ll excite our home supporters with his pace & direct play.”
Secondly we are delighted to say that Harry Sheridan re-joins us on dual registration with Altrincham Football Club.Harry was with us for a short time last season, so it’s “welcome back” Harry.
Tom Baker on Harry Sheridan
“We continue our fantastic relationship with Altrincham Football Club. Harry was with us for a month or so last season & we’re glad he’s come back. I feel he’s in a good place at the moment & ready to kickstart his career. I’m looking forward to working with him!”
MANAGER TOM BAKER SELECTS HIS CAPTAINS
Tom Baker has announced his Club Captain & Vice Captain appointments for the upcoming season. Our Club Captain for 2019/20 will be Sam Egerton & assisting him in the role of Vice Captain will be Matt Cooper.
Here are Tom’s words on his two important appointments:
“Sam is a natural born leader & was a candidate last season to be captain, prior to breaking his leg. He echoes me as a manager & is fully on board with the direction of the group! He is a really mentally strong character who will lead by example on & off the field.
Matt Cooper did a fantastic job last season of being Captain & will ably assist Sam.
It’s no slight on Matt - I just feel it’s better to have an outfield player as captain”.
Sam Egerton is delighted at his new role & had these words:
“I am extremely proud to be captaining the club for the coming season; after a difficult first year at the club with injury, I’m grateful for the trust the Gaffer has put in me in offering me this role. We have an exciting group of players going into the new season with a good blend of youth & experience. I feel the mentality of the group that has been created by each individual will take us a long way this season.
On behalf of the group, I’d like to thank the fans for their continued & unconditional support - it doesn’t go unnoticed.”
TRAFFORD FC's BONUS BALL INFORMATION
It’s that time of year again! It’s time to get your balls ready for the new season. The lovely Helen Glinka will again be in charge of your balls this coming season & is ready to start to collect your pennies. Helen has assumed that unless told otherwise, balls are being retained & she will be at the game on Saturday 20th July to begin begging - sorry I mean collecting - bonus ball subs. It all starts with our first fixture on Saturday 17th August & will run for 36 weeks until our penultimate game of the season on April 18th 2020.
This means that the full season’s cost is £36. Helen is asking again for people to pay a minimum of £5 at a time but if you can pay more, or even pay for the full season up front, that would be great.
If you would like to make life even easier, you can pay directly into the club’s bank account. Please ask myself or John Eadie for details.
If you do not want to keep your ball please let me, John Eadie or Helen Glinka know as soon as possible before the start of the season so your number can be re-sold.
So good luck & as always, may your balls be lucky ones!
TRAFFORD 0 CURZON ASHTON 2
Saturday 20th July 2019
Trafford fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of a Curzon Ashton Xl in front of a sparse crowd at the Home Estates Shawe View Stadium on Saturday.
New signing Lewis Salmon squandered two great early chances for the hosts, firing straight at goalkeeper Mark McCoy when he broke clear and then firing high and wide from six yards when McCoy fumbled a KaydeCoppin drive.
In the 17th minute the visitors forged ahead with a fortuitous goal, Trafford skipper Sam Egerton turning the ball past hos own keeper following a cross from the right.
Danny O’Brien almost made it two when he shot weakly at Matt Cooper but just a minute before the interval Curzon struck again when a deep corner from the right was headed home at the back post by Andy Halls.
Trafford created the better chances in a scrappy second half, Darius Palma seeing his drive deflected over in the 58th minute and then Adam Rooney heading inches wide following a fine cross by Palma.
Trafford entertain Chester FC on Saturday kick off 3 p.m. before playing host to great friends and neighbours Altrincham on Tuesday 30th July, kick off 7-45 p.m.
TRAFFORD TEAM:Matt Cooper, Chris Palmer, Joel Amado, Laurence Taylor, Sam Egerton,
Keil O'Brien, Lewis Salmon, Ross Davidson, Adam Farrell, Kade Coppin, Darius Palma.
SUBS: Jordan Wynne, Declan Rydings, Adam Rooney, Jordan Johnson, Simon Hackney.