Robins announce sponsorship deal

Dave Mantle (left) and Simon Lobina
Dave Mantle (left) and Simon Lobina

Ilkeston FC have announced a major new sponsorship deal with local company Lobina Transport.

The five-figure sum will see Lobina Transport become the club’s main sponsor for the next 12 months, and club chairman Dave Mantle was delighted to have secured the deal.

He said: “It’s a deal that puts us on a different level commercially and I’m particularly pleased that a local company want to work with us because they can see the value of doing so.

“We’ve worked hard to build the brand of Ilkeston FC and are delighted to receive the backing of the local business community.”

Lobina Transport is an Ilkeston-based logistics company offering worldwide express transport solutions, international removals and warehouse storage, as well as a nationwide truck recovery service.

Managing director Simon Lobina said: “I am Ilkeston born and bred and have always supported my local team first and foremost.

“I am excited about being involved with my local football club and look forward to working with them.”