BRIGHTON (4th July 2015) – OptaNet Ltd, a UK internet service provider (ISP) and leading player in the global events industry, announce today that it has signed a three year sponsorship and partnership deal with Brighton football club, Montpelier Villa FC.

OptaNet will use this platform to raise awareness of their business data and telephony products and services. The OptaNet logo will appear on all match day kit, training and leisure garments until the end of the 2017/2018 season. The deal will include the club’s flagship first XI, who play in the Sussex Combined Football League. Home games will be at the University of Sussex’s Falmer Sports Complex. In addition, OptaNet will sponsor the newly established under-18s team who will represent the club in the Sussex Combined Youth League.

Nicholas Sheppard, Sales & Marketing Manager at OptaNet said: “We immediately recognised similarities between our two organisations in terms of growth ambitions. Montpelier Villa FC have a compelling vision, and as a local business we are only too happy to assist them in achieving their goals. We are immensely proud to be associated with one of the largest and most established football clubs in Sussex.”

Montpelier Villa FC Chairman, Gary Pleece added: “We are delighted to have signed a three-year sponsorship and partnership deal with forward-thinking local business OptaNet. This is the first season in county league for both the first and youth teams and the club are really pleased that such an innovative and respected local business is supporting The Villa at an exciting time of expansion and growth. Both myself and the committee would like to thank OptaNet for their generosity and vision in investing in the club’s future”

The club will unveil their new home and away kits, plus training and leisurewear, on 1st August at their base at Falmer Sports Complex, Brighton.

About OptaNet

OptaNet are a business-only internet service provider and a leading player in the global events industry. As an approved Microsoft vendor, they deliver business-grade internet solutions that offer peace of mind and a genuine competitive edge.

Data products range from ADSL and fibre broadband to a suite of wired and wireless leased lines, each providing dedicated, secure and guaranteed speeds up to 10Gbps. Telephony services include business lines, SIP Trunks, mobile phones and a hugely popular hosted voice solution. OptaNet are trusted to deliver internet and high density network designs for indoor/outdoor events, conferences and product launches.

Contact: Nicholas Sheppard –
Website: Twitter: @optanet

About Montpelier Villa

Founded in 1991, Montpelier Villa FC is one of the largest and most established football clubs in Sussex. They field men’s and youth teams in the Southern Combination Football League, Sussex County Youth League and the Mid Sussex Football League as well as Junior teams in the Sussex Sunday Youth Football League and Mid Sussex Junior League. From their Falmer Sports Complex base at the University of Sussex, they offer all weather pitch training during the week and the best grass pitches in Sussex for matches on Saturdays and Sundays.

Contact: Gary Pleece –
Website: Twitter: @ MontpelierVilla