Paultons Park and AFC Totton have announced a brand-new partnership for the 2023/24 season, with the award-winning family theme park becoming the team’s travel kit sponsor. The Paultons Park logo will appear on the polo shirts and tracksuits worn by the AFC Totton team as they travel to games and during pre-match warm-up.
The renowned Paultons Park attraction neighbours AFC Totton’s home ground The Snows Stadium, making this partnership a natural fit as the destinations are situated only two miles apart. The organisations’ also have aligning and underpinning community-focused values. AFC Totton and Paultons Park share a dedication social value, and their teams recognise their responsibility within the community to improve lives and create opportunity.
James Mancey, Operations Director at Paultons Park, said: “It is hugely exciting to be able to support such a well-loved local team. AFC Totton delivered fantastic results last season, and so to support their continued success, we felt like now was the perfect opportunity to join the team as a sponsor. We’re proud to see the Paultons name on our local team’s travel kit and look forward to what we’re sure will be another hugely successful season for the squad.”
In the 2022/23 season, AFC Totton enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in their 137-year history. The team were crowned Champions of the Southern League Division One South and won the Champion of Champions Super Cup against their Central Division counterparts.
Jimmy Ball, AFC Totton Manager, said “Paultons Park is an instantly recognisable and respected brand, not just in our local area but across the UK. We’re hugely excited to announce the partnership for the upcoming season.
“Throughout the previous season, we demonstrated the capabilities that we have on the pitch. I have every confidence that we will continue to demonstrate the same tenacity and skill from the first whistle of the new season.”
Following success across three different competitions in 2022/23, AFC Totton secured automatic promotion to the Southern League Premier Division South for their first season with the support of Paultons in 2023/24.
The fresh partnership continues an exciting year for Paultons Park, recently named the UK’s best-value theme park, based on independent research which considered entry ticket prices, queue times, parking fees, and the number of attractions.
As visitors to Paultons Park enjoy over 70 rides and attractions, free parking, free entry for children under 1 metre, and some of the lowest ride queue times in the UK, the family theme park came out on top as offering the best value for money compared to all other UK attractions.
Paultons Park, which covers over 140 acres of parkland in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park, celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. The Park offers five different themed lands, including the UK’s first Peppa Pig World, the Jurassic-themed Lost Kingdom, the animal adventure world of Wild Lands, and children’s favourite Critter Creek. The Park’s latest themed world, the 1950’s Midwestern Americana-themed Tornado Springs, opened in 2021 and features some of the Park’s most thrilling rides, including Cyclonator and Storm Chaser.
For further information about Paultons Park including opening times and to book tickets online in advance, visit: www.paultonspark.co.uk.