Molten renews sponsorship of Spartan South Midlands

26th March 2009

Molten, the world’s largest manufacturer of footballs, has renewed its sponsorship of the Molten Spartan South Midlands Football League.

Molten is to remain as sponsor of the League for the next three seasons commencing August 2009 up to May 2012 and the League will continue to be known as the Molten Spartan South Midlands Football League.  The sponsorship includes a substantial supply of the brand new, FIFA APPROVED, Molten VG-5000 AW, orange ball which is to become the League’s official ball for all Divisions.  In addition, each month, Molten will be making an award to the League’s Team of the Month.

Designed specifically for UK winters, the new Molten VG-5000 AW has been manufactured using Molten’s innovative cross fusion bonding technique, which eliminates the traditional hand-stitching method used by all other balls.  Molten’s ground-breaking technology means that the ball does not absorb water in wet conditions and therefore its weight and shape remain constant.  In addition, the absence of hand-stitched seams means that mud does not adhere to the ball, making for a perfectly round ball.  Its bright orange colour with the familiar Molten ACENTEC logo and design make it a highly visible and stylish looking ball.

Pat Burns, chairman of the Molten Spartan South Midlands Football League, added:

“We are very pleased Molten has agreed to renew its sponsorship of the League.  The clubs were delighted with the Molten ACENTEC Vantaggio balls we have been playing with for the past three years and it was an overwhelming decision by the clubs to accept Molten’s renewed sponsorship offer.  We are really looking forward to playing with the new Molten ball.”

Bob Hope, chairman of Molten Sports, commented:  

“The Spartan League was Molten’s first sponsorship in UK football and we are looking forward to a successful second term with the League.  We think the new Molten VG-5000 is going to be a real winner.  Designed for UK winters, the ball does not absorb water in wet weather neither does mud stick to the seams as in other balls, resulting in a perfectly round ball which does not gain weight.”