With Brentford Football Club preparing for what may be their final Emirates FA Cup tie at their historic Griffin Park home, the University of West London have further expanded their long-standing partnership. Brentford – third in the Sky Bey Championship – face Leicester City, third in the Premier League, in a Fourth Round tie at Griffin Park on Saturday, 25 January. And a sell-out crowd may see the last ever cup tie at Griffin Park as The Bees prepare to move to the brand-new Brentford Community Stadium in the summer. Should Brentford progress there may be two more ties at Griffin Park and UWL will be part of the cup run this season.
UWL have signed a deal to be Brentford’s official Emirates FA Cup Shirt Sleeve Sponsor for the 2019/20 season. Their logo will appear on the left sleeve of all shirts when The Bees face Leicester and in every subsequent match. UWL have been a long-standing supporter of Brentford FC and are our official Education Partner as part of a relationship that is in to its eighth year. Their logo appears on top tier of the Brook Road stand at Griffin Park and on the back of First Team and B Team shirts and shorts as well on the Club’s LED perimeter advertising.
Professor Anthony Woodman, UWL Deputy Vice-Chancellor, said: “At UWL we take people with talent and ambition and provide them with great teaching, excellent facilities and outstanding student support so they can connect with successful and rewarding careers. Given the impressive performance of Brentford’s young team in the last round, it is apt that UWL is sponsoring the Club’s FA Cup run this year. We wish the Club every success. Our sponsorship reflects the close working partnership we have with Brentford FC that helps us to deliver the very best sports facilities for our students and give back to our local community.”
Mike Sullivan, Brentford FC Commercial Manager, said: “Our relationship with the UWL continues to grow and grow. They have been brilliant in showing their support and commitment to the Club, over the last nine years, and have always been open to any new innovative ideas. We are delighted that the UWL have agreed to be our official Emirates FA Cup sleeve sponsor for the second season running, and hopefully look we look forward to enjoying a nice FA Cup run with them this season.”