Enter Shikari have paired up with St Albans City Football Club as the rock band become the sponsor for their hometown club for the 2020-21 campaign.
The four-man band’s logo will be emblazoned on the front of the Hertfordshire club’s new kit for the upcoming season, where they will hope to perform strongly in the National League South.
‘Growing up I was passionate about two things… football and music,’ bassist Chris Batten said. ‘The reality is that sport and music go hand-in-hand when it comes to providing a positive outlet for young people, no matter what their background.
‘St Albans City FC lead the way with their community outreach programs and Enter Shikari couldn’t be more proud to embark on a partnership with the club.
‘We 100 per cent support the work SACFC already do locally and we look forward to working together to find new ways we can give back to the City and the communities that raised us.’
The non-league club shared images of their stars donning the new kit on social media today, and garnered positive responses from fans of both the club and the band.
Chairman and co-owner of St Albans City FC Chairman and co-owner, Lawrence Levy, added: ‘One of the key values of our Football Club is to help young people in St Albans and the surrounding district.
‘With youth and inclusivity among our priorities, we are already providing multi-skills coaching in primary schools through our partners St Albans City Youth FC and supporting youth mental health charities in the district.
‘We knew that Enter Shikari share our passion for improving the health and lifestyles of young people so we are delighted to announce our partnership with this global force in modern rock music!
‘Music and football have a long history of common personalities and with all 4 members of the band born and bred in St Albans and educated in local schools, we have a great platform for working together to improve outcomes for young people in the district.’
The Clarence Road outfit will be hoping that the new partnership can bring more positive results next season, having finished 19th at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.