... to rename its stadium and have the sponsor’s logo on its football shirts.
SR Timber, the UK’s leading supplier of roofing batten used in the construction of roofs on new and refurbished houses, is supporting the club (which is close to its Huthwaite HQ) in a deal that will see the Carnarvon Street ground renamed the SR Timber Arena.
The company’s Trading Director Shaun Revill and Operations Manager Steve Hill joined club Chairman Peter Cockerill to unveil the new signage at the club. Mr Cockerill said that he was delighted that a business with strong roots in the area was keen to support the local club, which plays in the East Midlands Counties Football League.
“We are thrilled to announce a sponsorship agreement that will see Teversal Football Club playing its home games at the SR Timber Arena,” said Mr Cockerill. “We’re also delighted that the deal extends to shirt sponsorship as well, and our teams’ shirts will have the SR Timber logo on them.
“The sponsorship deal couldn’t have come at a better time, as we celebrate 100 years of the club this year. SR Timber’s support feels like the best birthday present the club could have wished for.
“Sponsorship is absolutely vital to the survival of clubs like ours, and all the support we receive, both financial and the goodwill of local businesses, goes directly into running a club that is a focal point for the community in Teversal.
“As well as senior and reserve men’s teams, we also have Teversal Ladies and a strong youth setup, with teams from under-18s all the way down to the Tevie Tots – we cannot thank SR Timber enough for supporting grassroots football.”
As well as the sponsorship deal, the club and SR Timber are working closely together on an event to mark the club’s centenary, where the club will host a fun day, starting with a 5-a-side tournament and culminating in a firework display. The local radio station will be broadcasting live from the event – which will also have lots of stalls and a hog roast. The company’s charity partner, the British Heart Foundation, will also be at the event raising much-needed funds for the charity, which is the biggest independent funder of cardiovascular research in the UK.
Shaun Revill said that the origins of the company are firmly rooted in the area and that the sponsorship was a way for the company to give back to the community.
“Teversal Football Club is a focal point for the local community, and we wanted to do something to support the work it does in bringing through talented footballers of all ages and sexes,” said Shaun.
“It makes me very proud that having come full circle back to the area where I first started in the timber industry – and now running the UK’s leading importer of roofing batten and other materials, such as shingles, scaffold board and timber used in kitchens – our company can give something back to the local community.
“We’re Teversal Football Club fans anyway, so we hope that our sponsorship helps to make sure the club is around for the next hundred years.”
Facilities manager Nick James added: “We are delighted to organise an event where there’s something for everyone – there will be football, food, fireworks, maybe some phantoms and, of course, lots of fun.
“We’re very grateful for the support of the team at SR Timber and their help in organising the event and kindly donating the hog roast and the Spectacular firework display, which will be the finale to a great day.
“And it’s extra special because we know that we’re raising money for a very good cause: figures from the British Heart Foundation suggest that more than 25,500 people in the Mansfield and Ashfield area are living with cardiovascular disease – which leads to 570 deaths per year.
“Entrance is only £1 for adults and free for children under the age of 16 – the more people who come and join us, the more money we can raise at our 100th birthday event.”
Steve Hill, operations manager at Huthwaite-based SR Timber, which is the UK’s leading importer of timber products and batten (including its flagship Premium Gold) that is used in roofing, is delighted at the proactive collaboration between the company and the club.
“This year has been a landmark year for SR Timber because we named the British Heart Foundation as our chosen charity partner and also agreed a sponsorship deal with the Tevie Boys. The idea for the event came about as a way to cement the partnerships.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming the community to the event on Sunday 28th October, and we hope that the British Heart Foundation can benefit as a result.”
The events on the day will include:
Noon – Five-a-side tournaments for all ages.
4.30pm – Hog roast donated by SR Timber.
6pm – Spooky ghost walk.
7pm – SR Timber’s firework display.
Updated 11:21 - 19 Oct 2018 by Keith Parnill