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Mustangs get the backing of Bristol Street Motors Ford Orpington


A team of talented young footballers with the same name as an iconic Ford car have received the backing of the manufacturer’s local dealership.

Bristol Street Motors Ford Orpington has renewed its support for Orpington FC Under 15s squad – nicknamed the Mustangs – having first forged connections with the team five years ago.

As part of the partnership, the entire squad and management team have been supplied with full kit, emblazoned with the dealership’s branding.

The U15 Mustangs play in the Selkent U15 League and the club, founded in 1939, has teams from U7s through to men’s and women’s teams.

Orpington Football Club is an FA Charter Standard Community club, based at Goddington Park, with more than 600 players in various teams for boys, girls, men, women and people with special educational needs.

Craig Wilton, Sales Manager at Bristol Street Motors Ford Orpington, said: “Across the wider group that Bristol Street Motors falls part of, Vertu Motors plc, we have strong footballing connections nationally. We sponsor the Professional Football Association Fans' Player of the Month Awardand have connections with professional clubs across the UK.

“We’re very pleased to be supporting Orpington Mustangs for another season. It’s been great to see the team grow and progress over the years; we love being part of their journey.

“The team is actually named after the Ford Mustang. One of the members involved in running the club was in our dealership not long after the new model was launched in the UK and our partnership has developed since then!”

Gary Young, U15 Mustangs Team Secretary at Orpington FC, said: “The support we have received from Bristol Street Motors Ford Orpington over the years has been very much appreciated.

“The cost of kitting out a full team can be very expensive and it’s a lot to ask some parents. Having everyone in one uniform really helps cement the feeling of being a team. Thank you, Bristol Street Motors Ford Orpington!”



CONTACT: Caroline Walker on 01325 363436

Notes to Editors

Vertu Motors plc is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 156 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors plc was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector. It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group. The Group’s acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 152 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from locations across the UK.

Vertu’s Mission Statement is to “deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust”.

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Craig Wilton, Sales Manager with the team and coaches
Craig Wilton, Sales Manager with the team and coaches
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Craig Wilton, Sales Manager with the team and coaches
Craig Wilton, Sales Manager with the team and coaches
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