North East unified communications specialist Nice Network Ltd has agreed a deal to become Darlington FC’s latest shirt sponsor.

The deal, which is for two and a half years and subject to FA approval, will see the Nice Network logo spread across the back of Quakers’ home and away shirts for all teams.

Nice Network sales director, Geoff Burn, said: “Working with Darlington FC ticked all the boxes and felt just right. We have known Craig for several years and have always got on well with him.

“We do a lot of youth sponsorship, and being given the opportunity to sponsor the back of the youth teams’ shirts as well as the first team’s, was ideal.

“We have also been working with Puma for 20 years, and so with Darlington FC involved as well, there are plenty of possible synergies.

“We are really looking forward to expanding our business and working with Darlington FC.”

Darlington FC commercial director, Craig Morley, added: “I first came across Nice Network in a previous role, and always stayed in touch with them.

“We had a brief conversation about advertising within the Blackwell Meadows stadium which then led to a full sit-down meeting and the realisation that a partnership was there to be had.

“With Nice Network rebranding in the last six months, it is the perfect fit for the ‘Back of the Shirt’ sponsorship to gain national coverage for a north-east based firm.”

Nice Network has carved out a real niche for itself in the corporate sector and, because it is network independent, offers impartial advice to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

As well as providing telecoms support it also specialises in the provision of IoT (Internet of Things) technology, IT systems, security and internet connectivity.