Newly promoted Premiership side Blackpool FC has signed a shirt sponsorship deal with Wonga.com
The short term lender’s logo will feature on the front of Blackpool’s shirts for the 2010/11 season.
Speaking of the deal Errol Damelin, founder of Wonga.com said “We are still relatively young but we’re growing fast and have big ambitions, just like Blackpool. Their rise through the divisions and fairytale promotion last year was an inspiration for football fans all over the country, so it’s a great fit for Wonga.
“Seasiders are renowned for their passion, something we have bags of too. We want to help make this campaign exciting for everyone and have plenty of ideas for making a visit to Bloomfield Road a day to remember. It’s sure to be a rollercoaster of a season and we can’t wait for the ride to begin.”
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston is also looking forward to the partnership saying "We are very pleased to be entering into our new partnership with Wonga.com.
"We had several people who expressed an interest in the shirt sponsorship following our recent promotion into the Premier League, but we were able to come up with a deal with Wonga.com that suits us both. I am delighted to welcome them on board.
"They have a number of plans ranging from half-time competitions to sponsoring a player of the month award, and I know they want our supporters to be involved in the partnership. I am delighted that their sole focus is to work with us and enjoy the season."
The Seasiders displayed their new kits as they beat Tiverton Town 2-0 at their first pre season friendly on Friday.