Leading national builders’ merchant Jewson has announced it is now the main sponsor of the Western Football League.

Formed in 1892, the league has 40 member clubs covering Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, parts of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The sponsorship was announced at the opening of the brand new Jewson Bridgwater branch, which took place on May 28th.

The Western Football League’s chairman, John Pool, officially opened the branch with a ribbon-cutting, and several players from Bridgwater United FC attended the event.

Jewson is proud to partner with the trades, building on its 180+ years of industry experience.

It offers the UK’s professional tradespeople the products and services they need to work smarter and grow their business faster, powered by a robust sourcing network and distribution platform.

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Andy Jordan, regional managing director for Jewson South West, said: "The Western Football League is steeped in history, and we know many of our customers support the teams within it – whether as casual fans or committed followers.

"When the opportunity arose to become part of that community, we jumped at the chance.

"Many of our Jewson colleagues also have affiliations to football clubs in this part of the country, making it even more important to us.

"We’re excited to become part of the Western Football League’s story and look forward to enjoying lots of exhilarating matches together in the future."

John Pool, chairman of the Western Football League, said: "Jewson has a huge community ethos, which is something that sits alongside our own values as a League.

"Working together for the betterment of the communities our clubs represent is especially important to us as we move into a new era of possibilities.

"We are excited to work closely with Jewson over the coming years, with the view of obtaining a long-term arrangement and having them as our brand sponsor well into the future."

Jewson is a significant part of STARK UK, a portfolio of building merchant businesses, which are part of STARK Group, Europe’s leading builders’ merchant and distribution platform.

Earlier this year, STARK Group celebrated its first 12 months of operating in the UK.