The club is delighted to welcome The Westoe Practice on board as new main sponsor after the health centre won the prize draw.

The practice, based in Elizabeth Street, South Shields, was one of dozens of businesses which entered the sponsorship draw for £100.

The company will now get its name on Shields’ home shirt for this season, as well as a large perimeter advertisement board at the club’s ground, Eden Lane in Peterlee.

The Westoe Practice was picked at random by South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck yesterday, and the company’s owner, Dean Glozier, says he hopes a fruitful relationship can now be struck with the Mariners.

He said: “I was absolutely thrilled to hear the news – it will be great to be involved with the club.

“My business is all about health and well-being, and improving performance, so this is a unique opportunity for me.

“My vision is to change the way people view health, and everything my business does is about optimum health.

“We have a fantastic team of physiotherapists and dieticians, and we are all about increasing performance and helping with rehabilitation from injury.

“We work to preserve health, increase longevity and speed recovery, and that will combine really well with the club.

“We might be able to help them in ways they don’t even expect.”

The Westoe Practice’s logo will also feature on the front cover of every Shields matchday programme this season, while there will be a full-page advert inside.

The company follows in the footsteps of Westoe Lettings, which won the sponsor draw last year.

South Shields chairman Gary Crutwell has paid tribute to all those who took part in the draw.

He said: “We would like to thank everyone who entered the draw.

“It was a great way of helping the club get through a difficult period in Peterlee.

“I’m over the moon for the winner, and we look forward to a good working relationship with Dean and the company.”

Even those who were unsuccessful in the draw will enjoy benefits over the next 12 months, with a business advertisement and weblink placed on the club website, while each company’s details will be in every matchday programme this season.

As the winner, The Westoe Practice will also get complimentary tickets to all Mariners corporate events, match sponsorship of a game of their choice, and their company logo on a regular newsletter sent out to subscribers.

Once again, South Shields FC would like to thank every company and individual who entered the draw for their support.

Below is a list of the player sponsors for the 2014-15 season.

The club thanks all of those who have got involved for their support.

This year, rather than sponsoring players individually, shirt numbers will be sponsored.

Below are the list of sponsors:

Shirt Number 1: Darren Wright

Number 2: David Fall

Number 3: Gary Crutwell

Number 4: Janet Davies

Number 5: Daniel Prince

Number 6: Bob Wray

Number 7: Haydn Wright

Number 8: Bob Scott

Number 9: Roadwise Motorcycle Training

Number 10: Colin Porter

Number 11: Dave Leadbitter

Number 12: Dick Bailey

Number 13: Philip Reay

Number 14: Decorative Shades Painting and Decorating Contractors

Number 15: Norman Dennis

Number 16: South Shields Football Club Supporters Association

Number 17: John Moore