Northants FC scores backing for new season

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2015

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A village football club in Northamptonshire have been backed for the new season by our regional business Taylor Wimpey South Midlands.

Woodford United FC, based in the village of Woodford Halse, between Daventry and Banbury, has received funding from us, in a sponsorship package covering the club’s ground and programme.

Gareth Jacob, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Midlands, says: “As a responsible and community-focused housebuilder, we’re dedicated to supporting the areas where we build.

“Woodford United’s ground in Byfield Road is only about 400 yards from our new Woodford Meadows development, so the tie-up was irresistible. We wish our near-neighbours every success for the 2015/16 season, and beyond.”

The sponsorship package means a Taylor Wimpey advert in the club’s match day programme, and the Taylor Wimpey logo on the club website and stationery. There will also be a pitch perimeter advertising board.

Woodford United FC, nicknamed The Reds, were founded in the village in 1946, and so celebrate their 70th anniversary next year.

The club’s long and successful history was overshadowed by a bad run in 2012 and 2013, when the club lost 65 games in a row between April 2012 and November 2013.

But the club is on the up again now, finishing a more respectable 14th in United Counties League Division One last season.

Also going up, just along the road, is our charming Woodford Meadows development, which currently offers a choice of three and four-bedroom homes.