Pulman Group, which represents Volkswagen, SEAT and SKODA, has joined forces with the ever-growing South Shields FC for the third year in a row.
Pulman became the Mariners' official media sponsor three years ago, shortly after Geoff Thompson took over as the club's chairman and former Sunderland and Middlesbrough midfielder Julio Arca joined the squad. The club has been on a terrific journey since then, winning three league titles and three promotions in a row, and the FA Vase at Wembley in 2017.
Some key stats which show just how far the Mariners have come over the last three years: 126 league games with 101 wins, that’s a win ratio of more than 80%! The average attendance for home games has risen significantly to about 1,500, with two new stands added to Mariners Park for this season. The club enjoys fantastic support in the local community.
South Shields FC joint manager Lee Picton said: "The community has really got behind the club over the last three years and we hope they have enjoyed every minute of it so far.
"We hugely appreciate their support as we strive to achieve more success in the years ahead.
"The support of our partners, including Pulman, is also absolutely crucial for us, and is something we don't take for granted. Pulman are a superb supporter of the work we are doing and it gives us real delight that the partnership is continuing into this season."
South Shields now play in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, having been promoted from the North Division last season. The club's ambition is to earn promotion from this league to the National League North as quickly as possible, alongside plans to develop a community facility which will bring everyone together.
Chris Slater, Pulman Group's Sunderland site manager, said: "It is fantastic to team up with South Shields once again. "Here at Pulman Group we are passionate about supporting the local area and community. Teaming up with the Mariners is a great way to support the area. We can’t wait to see what South Shields do this year!”
Mariners Park, the home of South Shields Football Club, is located on Shaftesbury Avenue.
You can find everything you need to know about upcoming fixtures and the latest news on their website by visiting www.southshields.co.uk