The two parties have a agreed a two-year deal which will see Intel replace local recruitment company Pertemps as main sponsor.
With offices based in Swindon, Intel have previously been involved with Swindon Town Football Club, having been the first sponsors of what is now the Don Rogers Stand after its initial construction in 1994.
And now the company are to put their name to the entire FITC Trust programme, which includes flagship initiatives such as the Tiny Tots and Mini Soccer sessions, Development Centres, Engagement Weeks and various Social Inclusion and Education Projects.
The deal came about after a number of Intel staff helped give the official FITC website a face lift as part of the company’s staff volunteering scheme, and were impressed with what the trust had to offer its local community.
Darren Howell of Intel Involved UK said: “We were approached to see if there was an opportunity for Intel to support the work which goes on at the Football in the Community Trust.
“As a company, Intel places a great emphasis on being a valuable part of any community in which it operates, and in light of the aims and initiatives being run, the opportunity to become the Trust’s main sponsor here in Swindon is one we were very happy to embrace.
“Over the next two years, we look forward to seeing the Trust continue to grow and achieve success with its schemes to increase access to sports and educational programmes for the local community.”
This announcement precedes what is sure to be another fantastic season of events for the trust, with the ever-popular holiday courses and disability coaching sessions set to continue, as well as the launching of a brand new Girls Centre for Football Excellence in October.
Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust Manager Jon Holloway was delighted to have secured Intel’s support, commenting: “This is fantastic news for our Community Trust, and we are very proud to have Intel as our new main sponsor.
“To have such a significant and well-known company – both locally and nationally – keen to support our project is wonderful, and a real boost for everyone involved.
“It is even more rewarding that this partnership has evolved by working with the Intel’s staff volunteering scheme.
“We were fortunate to have Intel volunteer support with designing a new website recently, and during this period, they became more aware of the vast range of community programmes we currently deliver and were more than willing to help support our project.
“I would like to personally thank Darren Howell from Intel who has been instrumental in making this happen.
“ We now look forward in working together to continue to deliver our professional community projects to the people of Swindon and Wiltshire.”
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