After what felt like an eternity, we were finally able to talk of the Kit Sponsorship deal we brokered between online casino giants 32Red and the World-renowned Preston North End. To see the kit with the new brand name emblazoned on after such a long wait was a great moment after the months of hard work that had gone into the deal and as ever, both 32Red & PNE were a pleasure to do business with. Here’s hoping for a great partnership and a fantastic season for the Lilywhites……………

Warrington Wolves’ home game against Salford Red Devils saw the unveiling of ‘The Sports 360 Hall of Fame Lounge’ and it must be said, we are immensely proud to see a massive part of their history become a little part of ours. Having worked with The Wolves for a number of years, it’s an honour to have our name attached to The Hall of Fame lounge and to increase our presence at The Halliwell Jones and throughout the wider world of Super League.

The National League awards gala at Celtic Manor was an outstanding evening as always and the weekend is invariably a time to reflect on how special it is working with and having worked alongside the league for so long. It was a chance to look back on some of the memorable moments of the past season and a look to the new season ahead, which will include the ever-ambitious Salford City and The Class of ’92. Only time will tell if it is a fleeting visit or if the nature of the competition will see The Ammies stick around for a little while longer.

On the back of the awards gala, we agreed to support Kevin Webber in his quest to walk 7 marathons in 7 working days in aid of Prostate Cancer. Our 26 mile ‘jaunt’ around the Preston Guild Wheel was an extremely enjoyable if not arduous day in parts, but you can only doff your cap to the remarkable man that Kevin is and what he has achieved in the last few years. To listen to him speak publicly last year was incredible, to see the video of his ultra-marathons through desert and arctic conditions at Celtic Manor was remarkable, but to have the chance to speak to him during the walk and to get a first-hand account of his life in recent years was an honour, a privilege and truly inspirational. Well done Kevin…………You Sir are a Champion!!!

The ‘Summer run’ took us the length and breadth of the country as always and as ever it is nice to install Vanarama perimeter advertising for promoted teams such as Salford City, Havant & Waterlooville, Harrogate Town & Braintree and to reflect on magical moments as we remove advertising boards from the likes of Macclesfield Town & Tranmere Rovers after their promotion to the football league. Most grounds are now dressed and ready to get pre-season fixtures underway.

The Vitality Netball Super League Semi Finals took place towards the end of the month and two great games saw Loughborough Lightning & Wasps emerge victorious & set up a repeat of last year’s final at the Copper Box arena on the 7th of July. What is sure to be a fantastic final will only give the game more exposure in a season that has seen The England Roses win Gold at The Commonwealth Games & recently climb to 2nd in The World Rankings. Clients that have been on the Courtside LED advertising boards all season are looking forward to the final and yet another appearance on Sky Sports. More cost-effective Sports Advertising you will struggle to find.

It’s been another wonderful month at Sports 360 and there’s plenty in the pipeline for next month………………..Also, whisper it quietly, but it might just be coming home!