Ebbsfleet United and existing club sponsors Eurostar have agreed in principle to extend the contract for another season until April 2011.
Fleet chairman Duncan Holt and director Phil Sonsara met Eurostar officials on Thursday to present a community brief on behalf of the club and plans beyond 2010. Mr Holt commented that there was still some detail to be worked out, altering the contract to focus more on community initiatives, before a new deal can be finalised. The financial deal is confidential though the Fleet chairman confirmed that the amount will be “less than the current deal but hopefully not substantially so”.
“I honestly believe this is a great deal for the club,” said Mr Holt. “Eurostar are committed to supporting this club and community around it and once we have done this I will work to get a longer deal to cover past 2012 and the London Olympic Games.”
Eurostar have been club sponsors since the beginning of the 2007-08 season when a three-year deal was then reported as one of the most lucrative in non-league football.
Visit Eurostar at www.eurostar.com.