Club nets sponsorship

A football club has netted a new sponsor to help it relocate to better facilities.

Saturday, 8th October 2016, 7:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:09 pm
Cramlington Town FC players Dave Lillico and Jamie Harrison with Stephen Sumner, managing director of Explore Wealth Management, and Stephen Sams (right), club chairman. Picture by Simon Williams.

Cramlington-based Explore Wealth Management has sponsored Cramlington Town FC, helping the club expand to a new site at East Hartford, in addition to its original location at Cramlington Sporting Club.

The new playing fields include one full-size pitch, one nine-a-side pitch and two mini-soccer pitches.

Stephen Sumner, managing director of Explore Wealth Management, said: “It is a pleasure to support Cramlington Town FC. The club is an important part of the community and the new pitches will enable more children and adults to enjoy football.”

Cramlington Town FC, which is a FA Community Club, provides football facilities to 350 local boys, girls and adults, from under sevens to seniors. The club’s facilities are also used by local charities, helping to make football accessible to everyone.

The East Hartford site is already being put to good use and work will continue to improve the facilities including renovating, improving drainage and laying new turf.

Stephen Sams, chairman of Cramlington Town FC, said: “It is fantastic to have the support of Explore Wealth Management. The facilities mean a lot to the people who use them and the new site at East Hartford is an important step forward for the club.”

To find out more about Explore Wealth Management visit or visit for more information about Cramlington Town FC.