Selco partners with former “worst football club in England”

Published:  21 September, 2018

St Francis Rangers FC have signed a sponsorship deal with Selco as the team continues its “impressive” comeback.

Players’ kits will display the name of Selco Builders’ Warehouse after partnering with its Redhill branch.

Selco will also advertise on the side of the pitch at the club’s Colwell Ground home, as well as in their match day programme.

St Francis Rangers FC were once dubbed the worst club in England, having amassed six points from 38 games during the 2015/16 season. They were relegated from the Southern Combination Premier Division with a goal difference of minus 204, having scored just ten goals all season.

The club has since re-grouped and brought in new players, and last season finished mid-table in Southern Combination Division One.

Darren Hardie, Branch Manager at Selco Redhill, said he was delighted the company was supporting a local team.

He said: “We are pleased to support St Francis Rangers FC with this sponsorship.

“I met with the chairman and manager recently and I was impressed with their plans for the future. They’re a real community club – and they’re improving on the pitch as well.

“Haywards Heath is an area in which we are looking to expand, so it’s a natural fit.”

St Francis Rangers player Paul Garrett said: “We lost a number of players and quite a few club members a few years ago and things really took a turn for the worse.

“Thanks to tireless efforts of volunteers, we’re now back up and running.

“We are very grateful to Selco Builders Warehouse for their involvement. It’s great to see a big business involved in grassroots football.”

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