Blunsdon Mortgages Become Title Sponsors

Shrivenham Football Club is thrilled to announce Blunsdon Mortgages as our title sponsors for the 2019-20 Uhlsport Hellenic Premier League season.

Blunsdon Mortgages got involved during our club record breaking campaign of 2018-19 when we finished fifth in the Uhlsport Hellenic League standings with full page advertising in our Match Day Magazine as well as taking out two pitch side advertising boards, and Chairman Matt Hirst was delighted to announce at Saturday’s home FA Cup game against Holmer Green, that they have opted to back the club even further this season by becoming our title sponsor.

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome Blunsdon Mortgages and its principal, Dave Donovan as the club’s official sponsor for this season,” Chairman Matt Hirst said on Saturday afternoon [10.08.19].

“Dave is someone who watches a lot of football on a regular basis and he has already demonstrated his commitment to the club with his sponsorship last season, so we’re really pleased that he has chosen to renew his programme and pitch side advertising as well as expanding his backing even further and having Blunsdon Mortgages become our official club sponsors for 2019-20.”

Speaking about the decision to increase his sponsorship at the club Dave told shrivenhamfc.co.uk:  “I’ve been involved in non-league football for years and years, first of all when I lived in Wales, then down in Hampshire and most recently since I’ve lived in Blunsdon where I've been for 25 years now. I know how difficult it is to operate at this level!

“I got to know Matt [Hirst], we had a little conversation and did a little bit [of sponsorship] last season, and this season he was looking for a main club sponsor and after another conversation I thought it fits where I want to be with my business.

“Shrivenham is a local club and I appreciate the difficulties of fund raising and I had the chance of putting a little bit more in, so I thought why not?!”

Dave, who has been in Financial Services all of his life and is a former Bank Manager and also has over 17-years of experience with Legal & General Insurance.

He was made redundant a couple of years ago and saw the positives in the situation and seized the opportunity to review the direction he wanted to take his career and as you’d expect from somebody with such drive and determination, he wanted to keep active alongside doing something that he enjoyed, so he set himself up outside of the corporate world which he’d been in for almost his entire working life and he hasn’t looked back since setting up Blunsdon Mortgages.

The partnership also expands on where Dave wants to be away from work too.  As someone who goes to a lot of football games - and describes himself as a Ground Hopper, the chance to visit Shrivenham on a regular basis is something he can easily do when he doesn’t fancy a long trek to other non-league grounds and he concluded:  “It’s nice to have a club that I will have an affiliation with that’s on my doorstep.  It’s a quarter of an hour drive away so I expect I will be down a lot more than I have been in the past.” 

To find out how Dave can help you with all types of mortgages, protection or equity release, give Blunsdon Mortgages a call on 07748 140 185 or email him at blunsdon.mortgages@blueprintsw.co.uk today!

You can read the full interview with Dave in this Saturday’s Match Day Magazine [17.08.19] when we take on Moreton Rangers in our second cup competition of the new season.  Our Match Day Magazine is complementary to paying supporters at the gate while stocks last so get there early!