Many, many moons ago, Mark was a nippy little, winger and used to play for Hanwood United. Then winter came along and he preferred a warm fire to a frozen pitch…
But recently he was contacted by former team mate, Stewart Dodd, who was seeking a possible kit sponsorship from Darwin ITC. Now Mark is a generous chap and with a smirk on his face and a skip in his step, he approached Minty with the idea. Mike is never one to pass up an opportunity for some good PR and so asked Mark to get back in touch with Stewart for further discussions.
Stewart informed Mark it would be a deal to sponsor their new training kit that they would be wearing both while training (obviously) and when travelling to matches. Looking good is something Mark takes pride in and helping other people look good is a personal mission for him.
So a deal was struck between Hanwood United and Darwin ITC, to supply Hanwood with their new Adidas training kit and to have Darwin ITC’s name on the chest. And in sponsoring Hanwood, Darwin ITC is in good company because the main shirt sponsor is no less than Ian Brown (the lead singer with Stone Roses!!!), cousin to Stewart.
When the kit arrived Mark went over to Hanwood to present Stewart and club captain Gary Price with the kit and have his picture taken for the local rag. Finally, as a token of Hanwood United’s appreciation, Darwin ITC were presented with one of the training tops, which is going to be framed and mounted on the wall of the office.