Fulham FC Unveils W88 as Its Jersey and Kit Sponsor in the premier league games.
Fulham FC has unveiled W888 as its official Jersey and Kit premier league sponsor. The newly promoted Premier League team announced this despite 46% of fans being reluctant with gambling sponsors in the region. The team’s new kits sponsor will be available in the 2022/2023 game season.
The new sponsorship and partnership report came after clubs were asked to withdraw gambling sponsors from their kits and football venues. From the report, W88 has a staunch history in the Premier League, having been a sponsor of several clubs like Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, and Wolverhampton. The company ended its sponsorship and partnership with Crystal Palace at the end of the previous season.
The Club Welcomes the New Sponsor
Welcoming the company on the partnership is Fulham sales director Jon Don-Carolis who declared the following:
“We’re thrilled to welcome W88 as our official kit sponsor this season. The partnership provides vital revenue to assist with our commercial, which is important for the club. It will enable the club complete challenging tasks and execute a hinge-free premier league season.” —- Jon Don-Carolis —- Fulham Sale Director —-
Also commenting on the sponsorship partnership is W88 business Development Manager Hilly Ehrlich, who said:
“We’re both proud and thrilled to be collaborating with London oldest professional football club Fulham FC as they return to the top class of English football. We also seek to engage with their passionate global fanbase during the season ahead and offer innovative content with the club. —- Hilly Ehrlich —- W88 Business Development Manager —-
Survey Shows Supporters Don’t Want Gambling Sponsor.
The club and W88 are optimistic, but the fans and supporters are seriously concerned about having a gambling sponsor. In a survey carried out by Fulham Supporters Trust, about 47& supported an outright ban on gambling sponsorships on football jerseys. Also, 46% said they would feel uncomfortable with a gambling brand sponsorship.
Airing their view, the Fulham Supporter’s Trust stated that:
“We know many supporters are uncomfortable with gambling kit sponsors, and a significant number have told us they don’t purchase replica jerseys and other club item because of it. With the hope of a voluntary ban on gambling kit sponsorship being agreed by the Premier League immediately, it seems Fulham and other clubs are taking the last chance to get revenue from overseas gambling brands that don’t operate in the United Kingdom.” —- Fulham Supporters Trust —-
The club confirms the jersey will be worn over the weekend in a friendly match again, Villareal.