A GROUP of car dealerships has become the official vehicle suppliers of Hampshire Football Association.

The partnership sees the Peter Cooper Motor Group hold exclusive naming rights as Hampshire FA’s official suppliers for the 2022/23 season.

The partnership will see the motor group provide Hampshire FA with a large Volkswagen Transporter van for taking kit and equipment to events including the Grassroots Football Awards and the season’s cup finals.

Darren Cooper, managing director of the Peter Cooper Motor Group, said: “This partnership will focus on supporting and developing the local community which we as a group have now been doing for over 40 years.

“We are really looking forward to getting further involved in grass roots football. This is further testament to our commitment to growing our local engagement through the Peter Cooper Motor Group Foundation. We celebrated our 40th year in business last year and throughout the year the staff helped raise £40,000 for charities, which was an amazing achievement and one I am extremely proud.”

The company’s foundation was launched last year to support local businesses, schools, charities and sports organisations.

Hampshire FA chief executive Neil Cassar said: “We are delighted to partner with the Peter Cooper Motor Group for the new season ahead as the official vehicle partners of the Hampshire FA.

“The sponsored van is essential to everything that we do as an organisation and required by every department in the entire association.

“Hampshire FA is experiencing a significant period of growth, with new hub sites across the county to cater to the football community and bring the association closer to the diverse communities in which it serves.

"The van is significant therefore in driving that very purpose. By helping us transport goods, equipment and getting our staff to locations, helping us facilitate our vision to provide football for all. We look forward to the new season ahead in what should be a very fruitful partnership.”