Walsall Football Club are delighted to confirm a new three-year sponsorship deal with the University of Wolverhampton.
The deal extends the partnership between the Saddlers and the University, which will see the University continue to be the away stand sponsor - known as the University of Wolverhampton Stand at the Banks's Stadium - until July 2020.
It will also feature student engagement activity and lead to placement and volunteering opportunities for students at the University
The deal will also see the University’s branding displayed on internal stadium advertising and the digital scoreboard and a match day hospitality package.
The sponsorship is part of a long-running relationship between the University and The Saddlers.
The University’s Institute of Sport, which is based at its Walsall Campus, already works closely with the club providing fitness monitoring, sports science and psychology support to young players in its academy.
Our Academy’s Head of Sports Science, Desmond Duffus, is a graduate of the University having studied a Masters in Sports and Exercise.
Two current students studying for the MRes in Sport and Exercise are currently on placements with the club looking at fitness and sport science and performance and video analysis.
Stefan Gamble, Chief Executive at Walsall, said: “We are delighted that our partnership with the University of Wolverhampton has been extended until 2020.
“The club’s ongoing relationship with the University has been mutually beneficial and we are delighted that students from the university have sought and found employment and placements with us.
“We hope that continues, and we believe the Walsall community will benefit from this partnership.
“Walsall Football Club looks forward to continuing our close work with the University of Wolverhampton over the course of this new deal.”
Professor Ian Oakes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We are delighted to be extending our sponsorship with Walsall.
“We have a built up a great relationship with the club over many years and are pleased to be very much part of the Walsall community.
“One of the really pleasing aspects of our partnership with the club is seeing our students have an opportunity to experience the world of professional football and enhance their skills with some even going on to get jobs at the club afterwards.”