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Bostik to put their name to all Step 3/4 leagues as they replace Ryman as Isthmian sponsors

BOSTIK will be putting their name to all three Step 3 and 4 divisions from next season after agreeing to replace Ryman as the Isthmian League’s title sponsor.

The world leader in adhesives and sealants has a long-standing relationship with Non-League football and they have sponsored the Northern Premier League for seven seasons under their well known Evo-Stik brand.

They have also been twinned with the Southern League for six years as Evo-Stik and will now add the Isthmian League to their portfolio.

Nationwide stationers Ryman announced earlier this year that they would be parting from the Isthmian League after 20 years of support.

But Bostik have decided to step into the breach and will now sponsor all three Step 3 and 4 divisions – who have signed two-year deals with extension options – with the Isthmian now being known as the Bostik League.

The divisions will be known as the Bostik Premier, Bostik North and Bostik South and League chairman Nick Robinson said: “The Isthmian Football League, now entering its 113th season, has 72 clubs that rely heavily on the financial support that sponsorship generates, and teaming up is certainly welcome news for everyone involved. We are delighted to be linked with such a well-known brand.”The Northern Premier League will be called The Evo-Stik League while its divisions will be referred to as the Evo-Stik Premier, Evo-Stik North and Evo-Stik South.

Their chairman Mark Harris said: “We have a proud track record of retaining sponsors and working closely with them to drive return on investment.

“The league and our clubs devote a great deal of time and energy to promoting the sponsorship through our website, social media and – this season – our NPLTV match highlights programme.

“The best form of recognition we could have is the financial input from major sponsorships like this, so we are delighted to be continuing to work with EVO-STIK.”

The Southern Central and South & West, however, are no more. The rebranded Evo-Stik League South’s divisions will now be known as the Evo-Stik South Premier, Evo-Stik South East and Evo-Stik South West.

Head over to sport.netbet.co.uk to get your bets in early for the newly-rebranded league.

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