The Bostik League has agreed that for 2017/18 Performance of the Month Awards and end of season Fair Play Awards will be sponsored by Betting.net. As a result, the club is mandated to carry the sponsor logo on its website.
We have been in discussions with the league and would wish to support them as we understand how difficult it is to secure sponsors and also that the money helps to offset costs for clubs that do not have large revenue.
Whilst we would not personally accept sponsorship from betting companies, we do not wish, as a long-serving member club, to go against directives that democratically come from the Isthmian League, so we shall comply with their wishes, while still stating our objections to this sort of sponsorship. We remain fully supportive and appreciate the work put into our league by all of the Isthmian League Management Board.
However, we have also taken the opportunity to express our views on sponsorship from the gambling industry and reiterate our club position on this. As part of these discussions, it has been agreed that should the club gain financially from the sponsorship then it will donate that money to a charity that supports those with gambling addictions.