South Shields FC ‘on the road’ to Wembley final with Jennings Ford Direct
24 Apr 2017
South Shields Football Club, sponsored by Jennings Ford Direct, are celebrating after making it through to the final of the FA Vase final, staged at the hallowed Wembley Stadium.
The Mariners Park-based team engineered a dominant 4-0 win over Coleshill to secure a place in the final of the non-league cup competition, which started with 592 teams competing for a shot at victory.
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The final game, against Cleethorpes To wn, will take place at Wembley Stadium on May 21, prior to the FA Trophy final on what is being dubbed by the FA as ‘Non-League finals day’.
Alisha Henry, South Shields FC’s commercial manager, said: “We are ecstatic to be heading for Wembley and the team are incredibly proud to have reached this stage on behalf of everybody that has supported us through the years.
“It’s a remarkable turnaround for us a club considering we didn’t even have a permanent ground four years ago. The support we’ve received, including from our shirt sponsors Jennings Ford Direct, has been fantastic and we’re relishing the challenge of the FA Vase final.”
David Walker, general sales manager at the Jennings Ford Direct dealership in South Shields, said; “This is fantastic news for South Shields FC and a well-deserved opportunity. Wembley holds a special place in every football fans heart so to be playing for silverware there is very special.
“On a personal level I’m also really looking forward to seeing the Jennings name on the Wembley pitch!”
In addition to sponsoring the first-team kit with the company’s branding on the back of the shirts, the Jennings Ford Direct dealership has also provided a set of brand new strips for South Shields Football Club’s ‘Blues’ under 8s team.
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