HIGHWORTH Town have announced that Save on Tyres, their stadium sponsor, have agreed to become the main sponsor of the club for next season.

Save on Tyres will now not only sponsor the stadium for a second year in a row, but they will feature on the home kit and prove a more common theme among the club’s social channels, their website and around the ground.

Jeff Roberts’ men finished their debut season in the Southern League in a respectable 14th place, with 48 points from their 38 league matches.

Chairman Rohan Haines was immensely proud of the club’s season, but knows more funds will be needed if they are to establish themselves or even push on.

Also proud that a local resident is helping to support the club financially, Haines said: “Andy Cook, of Save on Tyres, is a local lad and he’s lived in Highworth for many years.

“It’s great that he’s come back and is now sponsoring our club in the Southern League.

“It means more finances for the club – at Southern League level, expenses are higher, so by them coming in and being the main sponsor of the club and the ground, it certainly boosts the club’s bank account.

“It will also help the club push on over the next few years both on and off the pitch.

“We’ve had major ground improvements done this season to sustain this level that total £130,000, as well as the £95,000 that we received from the football foundation, but we’ve still relied on donations from local people to make up the other £135,000 to finish the project.”

Manager Jeff Roberts also welcomed the news as he suggested that more money might now be available for players.

Hoping to kick on next year, after admitting to having learned plenty from a managerial point of view this season, Roberts issued a call to anyone else who is interested in supporting their local football team.

He said: “Well they (Save on Tyres) already sponsor the stadium and it’ll be their second year sponsoring the ground next season.

“They’ve decided to take up the role as main sponsor of the home kit, which is very good of them.

“They’re investing a lot into the football club and we do need people like that.

“That’s one thing we’re a bit short of at the moment – sponsorship – so we need more people to help the club out.

“It’s a massive thank you from me because they’ve really helped us out over the last few years.”