Swindon Town have revealed First City Nursing and Care as the sponsor for the back of the club's 2020/21 home shirt. 

The Swindon based company specialises in health and social care for people in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. 

Run by Stephen Trowbridge, the firm looks after around 600 people across the area and recently used 3D-printed PPE to help protect staff.

Adam Wainwright, head of commercial at Town said: "We are very proud to announce this sponsorship with First City Nursing & Care especially at this time, as the work they are doing on the frontline with the Covid-19 pandemic is incredibly relevant.

"With the Football Club very much at the heart of the community, the relationship boasts great synergy and it is fantastic to align ourselves with the values of Stephen and the staff who all work tirelessly and have shown wonderful resolve, offered the very best levels of care and compassion, and we applaud them all for keeping the most vulnerable in our community safe and well.

"We do know that Stephen, his family and the staff many of whom are passionate Town supporters are extremely proud to see their company feature on the home shirt and cannot wait for the big kick-off.  We would like to place on record our thanks to Stephen for his commitment to the Club, which is even more appreciated and valued in these unprecedented times. 

"We very much look forward to working together both now and in the future for what we hope will be another successful season on the pitch.”

Based in Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, the company employs around 400 care workers.

Stephen Trowbridge, managing director, added: "We are thrilled to be partnering with Swindon Town FC, we are both at the heart of the Swindon Community and surrounding area.

"Personally being a lifelong supporter, it’s one of our proudest moments. We are looking forward to building a great relationship, and we believe the partnership will be a game-changer on and off the pitch.

"Over the last six months, First City’s team have worked tirelessly supporting Swindon’s most vulnerable residents despite the challenges presented by Covid-19.

"Ensuring people living in Swindon get the safe, personal support they needed whilst also ensuring the latest government guidance was followed.

"Our caring team have gone above and beyond providing front line care to individuals with Covid whilst providing reassurance to our customers & their loved ones.

"Our staff’s bravery and selflessness during the pandemic is something we are incredibly proud of.

"We know that many of our team are huge Swindon Town fans and will be delighted to have their logo on the team’s shirts this season.

"We are proud of our staff, proud to serve the people of Swindon and proud of our local football team."