Our popular player and backroom staff sponsorship packages are now available to purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Several members of the men’s and women’s first-team squads have already been secured by existing player sponsors and availability remains, although packages are expected to sell quickly.

Player and backroom staff sponsors will receive more benefits than ever before in the 2022-23 season.

These include:

  • Two Barbour Lounge balcony basses for the SSFC home league match of their choice in 2022-23 (subject to availability)
  • Four standard match tickets for the SSFC home league match of their choice in 2022-23
  • A match-worn playing shirt signed by the sponsor’s player or a worn piece of matchday merchandise signed by the sponsor’s backroom staff member
  • First refusal for player sponsorship ahead of the 2023-24 season
  • Sponsor’s name to appear in every matchday programme
  • A personal visit from the individual(s) sponsored

Packages are priced at £475 plus VAT for men’s first-team players, £275 plus VAT for women’s first-team players, £300 plus VAT for the women’s first-team manager and £250 plus VAT for men’s first-team backroom staff members.

Among the first to sign-up for one of our all-new player sponsorship packages was SSFC non-executive director Paul Macpherson, who has thrown his support behind summer arrival Mackenzie Heaney.

Paul said: “I’m delighted to be able to sponsor one of our new signings ahead of the 2022-23 season.

“For me it always adds extra excitement when I see my player doing well, and taking the opportunity to be involved with the player throughout the season.

“I’m excited to see how Mackenzie performs and grows with the squad this season and look forward to catching up with him as the season progresses.

“The player and management sponsorships are a vital part of our income and ensure we are able to provide the equipment and kit to enable the players to give their best.”

Mackenzie said: “It was great to meet Paul and thank him for his support.

“I feel honoured by the welcome I’ve been provided since signing for the club and to have someone like Paul willing to show his backing for me in this way is another real privilege.

“I look forward to speaking with Paul throughout the season, which we are aiming to ensure is a very exciting one for the club.”

If you are interested in taking a player or backroom staff sponsor package for 2022-23, please email Robert Reed at robert.reed@southshieldsfc.co.uk or call 0191 454 7800 between the office hours of 10am and 4pm on weekdays.

After a large wave of support, all available player and staff sponsorships have sold out, more than a week before the start of the new season.

Sponsors will have their name or company logo alongside their chosen player or staff member’s profile on the website and in the match programme, while player sponsors will also receive a signed shirt at the end of the season.

The packages have been swiftly snapped up, and we would like to thank everyone for the terrific support.

Here is the full list of player and staff sponsorships sold. Logos and names will be added to player profiles on the website in the coming days.

Liam Connell – sponsored by Darren Wright

Craig Baxter – sponsored by Pareto

Darren Lough – sponsored by Clifton Hotel and Coffee Shop

Alex Nicholson – sponsored by Verve IT Solutions

Anthony Callaghan – sponsored by Gauntlet Sphere

Dillon Morse – sponsored by Hughes Bros Construction

Jon Shaw – sponsored by All Things Mariners

Barrie Smith – sponsored by Total Labelling Solutions

Louis Storey – sponsored by Verve IT Solutions

Julio Arca – sponsored by Julia Arkley

Robert Briggs – sponsored by Jensen Construction

Michael Richardson – sponsored by Bob Scott and Dave Rowlings

Andrew Stephenson – sponsored by All Things Mariners members

Matty Pattison – sponsored by Gala Bingo

Leepaul Scroggins – sponsored by Tiling by Stuey Bell

Jordan Blinco – sponsored by Jay Robinson

Gavin Cogdon – sponsored by Aztec Colour Print

Carl Finnigan – sponsored by MW Legionella Compliance Ltd

Stephen Ramsey – sponsored by David Arkley

Luke Sullivan – sponsored by Jack Saveraux

Graham Fenton – sponsored by All Things Mariners

Lee Picton – sponsored by All Things Mariners

Martin Scott – sponsored by All Things Mariners

Andrew Morris – sponsored by SSFC Members’ Club

George McLaughlin – sponsored by SSFC Members’ Club