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DPD Confirmed As Official Shirt Sponsor For Hinckley AFC

The UK's fastest growing parcel delivery company, DPD, has been confirmed as Midland Football League Division One club Hinckley AFC's official shirt sponsor in for the 2014-15 season.


Hinckley AFC is a community owned club established in January 2014. Following the liquidation of Hinckley United, fans have come together to create the new club.

Tim Jones, marketing director for DPD, said: "We are delighted to be teaming up with Hinckley AFC. To get the club set-up and ready for the new season in such a short period of time is a fantastic achievement by everyone involved. Our association with the town is growing rapidly, so it is great to be able to get involved in something else that will make a huge difference to the community."

DPD is currently constructing a £100m parcel sorting hub at Hinckley Commercial Park close to J1 of the M69. The new hub will be the largest of its kind in Europe, creating 1,000 full time permanent jobs. The construction work is now nearing completion and local recruitment initiatives are well underway. The state-of-the-art facility will be fully operational in 2015.

Jones added: "The new club is a fantastic example of a community working together to make a difference and we are very proud to be part of the team helping to bring football back to Hinckley. Hopefully the club will give the town another boost and we wish them the very best of luck for the season ahead."

Gary Hancox, chairman of Hinckley AFC, said: "We are very proud to have a business like DPD sponsor the club in its phoenix year. Having such tremendous support from DPD is a massive step in building Hinckley AFC into the club that the town and all its loyal football supporters deserve."

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