Bowker Motor Group has agreed a two-year corporate partnership extension with AFC Fylde.

The partnership will see the Lancashire-based automotive retailer extend its sponsorship of the West Stand at the club’s Mill Farm Stadium in Wesham.

The West Stand will carry Bowker Motor Group’s name for another two years, up until the end of the 2019/20 season. The original agreement in 2016 was AFC Fylde’s first corporate partnership at the new Mill Farm Stadium. The partnership between Bowker Motor Group and AFC Fylde originally began in 2014 with the sponsorship of the youth team kits.

Bowker Motor Group chief executive, Paul Bowker, said: “We’ve witnessed another incredible two-years of football at Mill Farm. There was AFC Fylde’s promotion from the National League North; and, then the playoff campaign last season. The club is progressing on and off the pitch with an impressive community set up too. Bowker Motor Group is proud to be playing its part in the club’s continuing success story.”

The Bowker Motor Group Stand is the stadium’s largest seating area; it accounts for 2,000 of the new stadium’s total 6,000 capacity. The West Stand also includes the 290-capacity Bradley’s Sports Bar; 80-seat Milano’s Restaurant; Aroma Cafe and Churchill’s conference and event facility.

For AFC Fylde, Director of Community Development Tom Hutton said: “The agreement with Bowker Motor Group represents a true partnership in every sense of the word. Not only have they agreed to sponsor our main West Stand but they also support our community foundation too. Their contribution to the club’s continued success both now and in the future is greatly appreciated.”

AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm Stadium opened in 2016 as the centrepiece of the £18 million Mill Farm Sports Village. The village is open 7-days a week and employs over 80 people. The facilities include 5-a-side and 7-a-side pitches; a full-size hockey pitch; a 3G football pitch, retail outlets, petrol station, restaurants and bars.