Lucketts expands its involvement with the UK’s biggest fan-owned club

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Lucketts expands its involvement with the UK’s biggest fan-owned club Pictured: Lucketts Travel Group’s Paul Barringer (right) and Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin unveil Lucketts’ new sponsorship board on the pitch at Fratton Park

Expanding coach firm Lucketts Travel Group is marking its continuing relationship with Pompey by becoming one of the League Two club’s sponsors.

Lucketts has been the official away fans’ travel provider for the past four seasons, having been awarded the Portsmouth Football Club contract in January 2012. As part of the firm’s continuing relationship with Pompey, Lucketts now has a permanent presence in the South Stand at the Fratton Park stadium in the form of a sponsorship board bearing its name, plus a pitchside board in front of the North Stand.

Group sales and marketing director Paul Barringer was invited to Fratton Park by Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin to officially unveil the new board.Paul said: “Lucketts has always been proud of its relationship with such an important football club, not least since it was taken over by the fans in 2013, and we are pleased to announce we are once again the official away travel provider for the 2015/16 season.

“There is a real buzz about the club this season and we are delighted to be able to publicly reinforce our links with the club with these new boards, particularly the pitchside board. It’s important to us for fans to know we value our continuing involvement with PFC.”

Pompey made footballing history in 2013 when it became the biggest club in the UK to be wholly owned by its fans, who then successfully secured the club’s financial future following a prolonged period of instability.

Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin added: “Companies like Lucketts Travel Group understand the positive impact football clubs have on the communities they serve, and it is only with their continued support and their belief in what we’re doing at the club that means we can continue to invest in our future both on the pitch and off it.“We are delighted about Lucketts Travel Group’s continuing assistance with our away travel provision — ensuring the league’s best fans get to Pompey’s away fixtures in good time to enjoy the game.”

For more information on Lucketts Travel group visit www.lucketts.co.uk

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