YOUNG’S Seafood has announced it plans to continue its sponsorship of Grimsby Town Football Club next season.
The Grimsby based company, which employs around 1,500 people locally, has supported the club for more than a decade, with the Mariners wearing the company logo on its shirts since 2004.
The club, which is in the National league, is currently battling to get back into the English football League via the play-offs.
Young’s also said two stands at the club’s Blundell Park ground will be renamed the Young’s Upper Stand and Young’s Lower Stand from the beginning of the new season.
Pete Ward, chief executive of Young’s Seafood, said: ‘We’ve supported our local team for over a decade now and the partnership is incredibly important to us.
‘As part of our Fish for Life Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, Young’s Seafood is committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we are based and our relationship with the club is a key part of this commitment.
‘As our award winning Corporate Social Responsibility Programme reaches its tenth anniversary this year, we’re thrilled to celebrate by opening the newly named Young’s Upper and Young’s Lower Stand at Blundell Park. We look forward to proudly watching our team continue on the path to success next season.’
John Fenty, who is director of Grimsby Town FC, and who built a large fish processing business in the 1980s, said: ‘Grimsby Town Football Club are delighted that Young’s will continue to support the Mariners for season 2016-17.
‘It will be the 13th season that the local seafood giant will be the club’s official sponsor and we are honoured to have such a well-known brand give their support to the club and the wider community.’
Last year Young’ Seafood raised more than £130,000 for various charities. The money was donated as part of the Grimsby company’s Fish for Life Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, to both local and national organisations, supporting over 30 worthwhile causes .