GLOBEX Freight Management Ltd have extended their sponsorship of Suffolk FA to a seventh successive season.
The partnership started in the 2012-13 season with sponsorship of the Youth Referees’ Academy, based at Ipswich Town’s Training Centre at Playford Road.
Globex’s sponsorship was increased last season to also support all Referee Development Programmes in the county.
Company director Andy Wilding said: “Another season is upon us and Globex Freight Management Ltd are really pleased and very proud, to sponsor the development of referees within Suffolk, especially after we increased the sponsorship last season.
“I spend many a weekend at the Referees’ Academy coaching the young referees and I get a real sense of satisfaction, a real buzz seeing them arriving in their polo shirts or wearing pre-match warm up tops both showing the Globex Freight Management Ltd brand. These young referees can feel proud adorning branded kit wear which ensures that they look the part, and a team.
“Because we have gladly sponsored the Suffolk FA Referee Academy for seven years now, the brand ‘Globex Freight Management Ltd’ has become synonymous, not only with the Youth Referees’ Academy but also with Ipswich Town FC.
“People see the brand and immediately think Referees’ Academy. It would seem that the Youth Referees’ Academy is now ‘selling’ the Globex Freight Management Ltd brand.
“The name can be seen on the referee polo shirts, warm-up tops, Academy sponsor board and at Portman Road. People whom we meet at the Academy always ask how’s business going? which means the brand is noticed.”
Suffolk FA Senior Referee Development Officer Alan Dale said: “This season, the Youth Referees’ Academy combines with the new Transition Group to form the County’s Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE).
“We are delighted that Andy and Globex Freight Management Ltd remain such a strong supporter of refereeing within Suffolk which has supported this extension and offers greater development and support to those officials within the programmes.
“I would like to thank Andy on behalf of Suffolk FA for his time and commitment – something which he demonstrates his real passion for on a weekly basis.”
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