Shepherd Neame has agreed a new five year deal with Maidstone United.
Britain’s oldest brewer is backing the Vanarama National League South newcomers with a significant five-figure sponsorship and will continue to exclusively supply the football club until 2020.
The Faversham-based brewery has supported the Stones for many years and took its backing to new heights in 2012 when, as part of the homecoming, it named the clubhouse as the Spitfire Lounge.
Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame said:“The development of Maidstone United’s stadium has given them a new lease of life and we are delighted to continue our relationship. The club is going from strength to strength with its recent promotion and we look forward to continuing on this journey with them.”
Stones co-owner Oliver Ash added: “We are delighted to continue a partnership that has been in place since the stadium opened. Shepherd Neame’s support for sport is well-known and to have such a respected brand associated with the club is good for us and this long term commitment shows it’s good for them too.”
The brewery annually invests more than £500,000 in sport, from grassroots to first class level.
Shepherd Neame is an independent, family brewer which operates more than 340 pubs, inns and hotels across the south east.
It brews a range of quintessentially Kentish ales including Spitfire Bishops Finger and Master Brew, as well as award-winning lagers including Samuel Adams, Boston Lager and Asahi.