PENTRAETH MG has signed a deal to become a primary sponsor of the newly formed Bangor 1876 FC.
The dealer franchisee, which is based on Anglesey, will see its logo featured on the front of the amateur team’s red and blue kits. Signs have also been put up at the entrance to the breakaway club’s grounds at Bangor University’s playing fields, providing exposure for the dealership and the MG brand.
Ken Jones, managing director of Pentraeth MG, said: ‘We’ve been involved in local sponsorship for a long time and have always been keen supporters of football in Bangor.
‘There is a strong sense of community in the area and we are proud to support a newly founded team run by the supporters for the supporters. In our dealerships, we see a lot of repeat business and appreciate and share this same ethos of building strong relationships with our customers and neighbours.’
Bangor 1876 – or Clwb Pêl-Droed Bangor 1876 Football Club, to give it its full name – was founded in May this year by the Bangor City Supporters’ Society and plays in the Gwynedd League. The team is community owned, with its name an acknowledgement of and homage to the foundation of organised football in the city in 1876.
Dafydd Hughes, CPD Bangor 1876 FC secretary, said: ‘Football in Bangor has had a long relationship with the Pentraeth group. For Bangor 1876 to have a prestigious, well-respected brand like MG supporting us is a big boost for the club. Everyone is delighted to have the backing of Ken and the dealership, as well as a manufacturer invested in supporting the Welsh game. We hope to do them proud in our upcoming competitive fixtures.’
The Bangor 1876 partnership comes shortly after MG Motor UK’s sponsorship deal to become the official vehicle partner of the Football Association of Wales.
Pictured from left are Pentraeth MG company accountant Mark Jones, who is actively involved with Bangor 1876, and Pentraeth MG managing director Ken Jones