The club are delighted to announce they have entered into an exciting partnership with major sportswear company Joma and leading sportswear and equipment supplier Somerset County Sports.
Despite the current environment posing so many questions as to when football at the Peacocks’ level will resume and in what form, discussions have been busy behind the scenes in preparation for that eventuality, culminating in a three year agreement which will see the two companies work together in partnership with the club to supply the playing kit and other sportswear.
Taunton Town and Joma have already built strong links in recent seasons which will now be reinforced by the new agreement. Commenting on the deal, Joma Brand Manager Mark James said:” Joma is delighted to continue being Taunton Town FC’s technical partner. Working alongside Somerset County Sports we look forward to creating a great range of product that the players and fans will be proud to wear. Everyone at Joma wishes the club success.’’
Somerset County Sports, locally based in St James Street, have also been loyal club sponsors for many years. Managing Director James Brice remarked:” “SCS are delighted to become an official partner to Taunton Town FC, with the club being a central part to the town of Taunton. We look forward to creating a “supporters’ range” and also keep your eyes peeled for a limited edition NHS/Love Musgrove T-shirt, with all proceeds going to these fantastic causes. Joma is a great brand, and working with them is exciting for us, and exciting to see what we can do over this initial three year period. I’m sure like everyone else, we are eagerly awaiting the return of football, but in the meantime, please stay safe”
With last season having been written off six weeks early and with no indication as yet as to when Southern League football will begin again, planning for the unknown has been problematic at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium. Club Chairman Kevin Sturmey commented:” I am delighted to have secured a contract with both Joma and Somerset County Sports for the next three years. This is still a difficult time for everyone, but we have to try to plan for next season and future seasons although for me it’s like working with a blindfold on with not being able to see clear signs as yet when non-league football at our level will return.”
Despite the uncertainty though the atmosphere remains positive. He continued: “However, we are still planning, and this is an exciting new partnership which will allow us to build on the great relationship we have had with Joma for a number of seasons. Having known Richard and James Brice for a long time through cricket, it is great to be working with them and of course they have such a great base at Somerset CCC. Due to the current situation we are going to produce shirts for one season and then a shirt for two seasons. I am currently discussing options with sponsors and may be looking for one or two new ones to complement our existing loyal sponsors. We also want to recognise the incredible work of so many heroes during the pandemic and will be producing some garments to say thank you.”
“The future is very bright and having been working remotely with both Mark James and James Brice for a number of weeks on new projects, I look forward to our new partnership help take us to levels we aspire to. In the meantime, please stay safe, stay alert and take care.”