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Uni kicks off next stage of AFC Telford deal

15/10/2019
Uni kicks off next stage of AFC Telford deal

The University of Wolverhampton has kicked off the third year of its sponsorship of AFC Telford United.

The main stand at the New Bucks Head is named the University of Wolverhampton Stand as part of the deal.

Students also benefit from the relationship, gaining valuable work experience at the club in roles such as physiotherapy and photography.

The partnership with the National League North team is now entering its third year.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with AFC Telford United and wish them the best of luck for this season. The University is proud to support and sponsor teams in the towns and cities where it has a presence, and we have a strong connection to Telford through our Priorslee Campus and University Centre Telford at Southwater.

“As the University of Opportunity, we are keen to support our students to gain valuable life experiences that will enhance their employability, and working with local sports teams creates great opportunities for them to get involved and learn new skills.”  

Chairman of AFC Telford United Andy Pryce said: “We are delighted that the University of Wolverhampton has continued its sponsorship of AFC Telford United into season 2019/20. The University of Wolverhampton is widely recognised for its academic excellence, innovation and enterprise and for maximising future opportunities for its students.

“We are proud to be associated with the University and our partnership with them is very prestigious and hugely valued. We continue to offer work experience to students from the University, this is of immense value to the football club and we hope it continues to be beneficial to the students. We thank the University of Wolverhampton for their continuing support of AFC Telford United.”

For more information about studying at the University, visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/sport or come to our next Open Day on Saturday, 16 November 2019: www.wlv.ac.uk/opendays

Further information

Picture caption: Luke Shelley, Football Operations Manager at AFC Telford United, University of Wolverhampton Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer and AFC Telford United Chairman Andy Pryce.

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Tuesday, 15 October 2019

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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