Net gains for football club with business sponsorship

Carrickfergus-based business Yelo is sponsoring Vision Athletic Football Club.
Carrickfergus-based business Yelo is sponsoring Vision Athletic Football Club.

A Carrickfergus company is throwing its support behind a football club as it approaches a significant milestone.

Leading test equipment manufacturing firm Yelo is sponsoring Vision Athletic FC.

The club, which was founded in 1998, currently has two teams in the Down Area Winter Football League.

As well as providing financial support to the club, Yelo kindly funded a cash prize for its annual fund-raising quiz earlier this year.

As the club heads into its 20th anniversary season, it is currently on the lookout for a first team manager and is recruiting players. See the club facebook for details - https://www.facebook.com/visionathleticfc/

Meanwhile, Yelo, which has a workforce of around 50 people, will move to a 25,000 sq ft facility at Trooperslane Industrial Estate next month.

The £2m investment is the latest stage in the firm’s success story, where over the past seven years there has been a dramatic increase in both turnover and staff numbers.