WHITEHAWK Football Club has announced a new partnership with Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.
The Met is sponsoring the club’s shirts for the 2018/19 season.
The Hawks, based in East Brighton, play in the Bostik Premier League with the Met logo on the front of the home and away first team shirts as well as the successful under-18s home and away shirts.
The partnership will create new opportunities for students at The Hawk’s Enclosed Ground and give the club the chance to promotethe game to thousands of people across the region.
Lucie Coxon, head of marketing and student recruitment at the Met, said: “The Met is thrilled to begin a partnership with Whitehawk FC by sponsoring their shirts for the 2018/19 season. 
“We can’t wait to see the teams run out in their new Met branded kit andwe are excited at the prospect of working with a grass-roots, inclusive and community-focused organisation. 
“We already have plans for several events at the Terra Pura 
Ground and are also looking forward to many opportunities for our students to benefit from the partnership. 
“Through supporting The Hawks, we look forward to continuing our engagement with the local community and raising awareness for both the football club and the Met.”
Kevin Miller, head of commercial at Whitehawk FC, said; “I am delighted to welcome the staff and students of the MET to Whitehawk FC. 
“As we began to discuss how we could work together, it became clear that there is a tremendous opportunity for both parties to create a pioneering partnership, and the club can play an active part in creating many opportunities to pave the way for much needed experience for our region’s student population, something in the current climate we believe is essential.
“It also demonstrates how Whitehawk Football Club are embracing its local community,
“I invite the city and the region of Brighton and Hove to join us to create a bold, exciting and creative community of people, business opportunities and ideas. 
“I look forward to working with Lucie and her team throughout the season.”
The partnership represents the largest, most comprehensive shirt sponsorship deal for the 
club in the last ten years, and the new home kit will be unveiled on Saturday.