Championship sponsors Kingstone Press have increased their support of rugby league by becoming the main sponsor of the National Conference League.
NCL Chairman Trevor Hunt said: “The NCL, its clubs and its players have long set the standards that the rest of the community game aspire to achieve and our partnership with such a nationally well-known brand as Kingstone Press will only serve to enhance the profile of the brand, the NCL and the sport.
“With the experience and investment they bring we can develop the game and support some exhilarating competition across all NCL divisions. However it would be remiss of me not to thank our sponsors of the past six seasons, Hatton’s Solicitors for their unwavering and valuable support, which has been extremely welcome and played an integral part in the continued success of the League. We wish them every success in the future.”
The deal will see the Aston Manor Cider brand visible online, at stadia, and on matchdays with programme advertising.
Already the largest independent cider maker in the UK Aston Manor Cider sees Kingstone Press as a brand with significant potential.
Managing Director Gordon Johncox said: “Kingstone Press is an important brand for Aston Manor, and a quality product with considerable potential.
“We made the decision a year ago to align the brand with the exciting, popular and growing sport of Rugby League and are delighted with the results delivered by that investment.
“Being able to also partner with the National Conference League extends the opportunity we have, and will demonstrate to Rugby League fans that we are committed to a sport we know they are so passionate about – as are we.”