ALTRINCHAM Football Club has scored vital funding by netting a vital sponsorship deal.

The Robins have agreed a new contract with long-time supporter Carole Nash which will see the Moss Road main stand again bearing the name of the Altrincham-based motorcycle insurance company.

The agreement ensures continuation of a 14-year relationship between the Conference North club and Carole Nash Insurance Consultants, which is one of Altrincham’s biggest employers.

“This is another fantastic gesture from Carole Nash who have been among the club’s greatest supporters for many years,” said Altrincham FC’s commercial manager Barry Pond. “It maintains a long and good relationship which I think we’ve both benefited from.”

Carole Nash first sponsored the main stand in 1998 and its eponymous founder also joined the club’s board for a time.

Now retired Carole and her husband Fred remain actively involved both as fans and supporters of the Altrincham FC Community Trust.