Chorley celebrated the New Year in style by announcing a lucrative three-year sponsorship deal with home shirt sponsors Envirocare.
Envirocare has exclusively signed a contract which will give them sponsorship of the Chorley away shirts starting from the 2014/15 season.
The grounds maintenance company currently sponsors the home shirt after being successful in an auction in 2013. The company was founded in 2005 and is a market leader in the gardening trade throughout the UK.
The club is absolutely delighted with the deal.
Magpies director Jeremy Lee said: “ This is a significant financial deal for Chorley Football Club.
“It is very pleasing to know we have the support from Dave Yates, the managing director, and Phil Harrington, a director from Envirocare for not only the rest of this season but for the next three years.”
The Magpies celebrated the news with an excellent 3-1 victory over Grantham Town in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division, but boss Garry Flitcroft wasn’t overly pleased with his side’s performance.
He said: “I was disappointed with a few lads after Grantham went a goal up in the 20th minute.
“It wasn’t being half-hearted but it was more not being at the races.”
But Flitcroft was delighted his side’s second-half
He added: “We dominated them and we could have had a couple more in the second half. I’m happy for the lads as it’s hard at home when teams sit back, but we opened them up and got a great win.”
Chorley take on Witton Albion tonight in the Doodson (League) Cup – and Flitcroft admits it is a game which will stretch resources.
He said: “It is a game we can do without but we will still want to win it, and it gives me the chance to play some of the shadow players and a few of the academy lads.”
The Magpies then face Tamworth in probably their biggest game of the season this Saturday.
Chorley take on the Skrill Premier outfit for a place in the quarter-final of the FA Trophy and Flitcroft hopes the fans turn out in numbers to show their support.
He said: “I’ve had them watched and I’ve watched them myself so we know all about them. It’s just about preparing the way we do each week and performing.
“I hope we take a massive following and I’m sure we will.
“The players deserve it and we want to create a really great atmosphere.”