Hyundai Banbury lends support to fan-owned football team as it eyes up promotion

Time 10:37 am, December 14, 2017

BRISTOL Street Motors Hyundai Banbury has signed a deal to support a football team’s promotion ambitions.

The dealership is backing Evo-Stik Southern League side Banbury United as it aims for the Vanarama National League.

The support will help the fan-owned club to buy essential equipment and support the upkeep of its home ground, the Spencer Stadium. As part of the deal, the Southam Road dealership will also sponsor selected home matches and display several vehicles outside the ground.

Sales manager David Mayer said: ‘Bristol Street Motors is a strong supporter of community causes, and grassroots sports in particular. Banbury United embodies the community spirit that comes with local sports teams. It is the only club in the region owned by its supporters and has a very loyal local fan base.

‘Everyone at the dealership is looking forward to watching the Puritans battle for promotion. They are a fantastic team and deserve to take that next step up.’

Mark Allitt, commercial director at Banbury United, said: ‘We are very pleased to have the backing of a large and respected business like Bristol Street Motors.

‘We are a club at the heart of the community, run and owned by our supporters, but we don’t have a massive budget, so all the support we receive is really important. We are very fortunate to have such a strong base of fans and supporters, who back our commitment to bringing great football to the town.’

Pictured from left are Mark Allitt, Banbury United central defender Charlie Wise and David Mayer

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