1874 NORTHWICH have secured a sponsorship deal their chairman says will continue the evolution of the club.

Greens’ new home shirt – due to be unveiled shortly – will have a new sponsor in the shape of OXYL-PRO by Chemiteq Ltd for the next two years.

It means for the first time since the club’s inception in 2012, there will be a new name on the front of 1874’s home kit although long-time sponsors Britannia Carpets will remain as away shirt sponsors.

As a manufacturer of disinfectants, Chemiteq have been on the front line of the battle against coronavirus and their OXYL-PRO product has been offered to North West Counties and Cheshire League clubs free of charge, helping them to get back on the pitch after lockdown.

“Chemiteq and OXYL-PRO have always supported the club right from the beginning,” 1874 chairman Steve Richardson said.

“It’s a product that is owned by supporters of the club and they will be crucial now football can return.

“We should also add our thanks to our friends at Britannia Carpets. They have been with us since the beginning and we are grateful for everything they have done for the club.

“For now, it’s about how can we keep the club evolving and we believe our partnership with OXYL-PRO can do exactly that.”

Chemiteq director Alan Riding added: “When the chance of sponsoring the new 1874 home shirt came up, we jumped at the opportunity.

“We have sponsored the club ever since 2012, we have an advertising board and we are excited to see the logo of our main product OXYL-PRO on the shirt.

“Hopefully over the coming years we will continue to develop our relationship with the club further and keep us both progressing.”