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Morris Property to become Shrewsbury Town's new front-of-shirt sponsor!

31 May 2023

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Morris Property to become Shrewsbury Town's new front-of-shirt sponsor!

31 May 2023

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce a new partnership with Morris Property – with the long-standing Shropshire business our new front-of-shirt sponsor.

The logo of the fifth-generation Shrewsbury firm will be on our home shirts from the 2023/24 season, with our new kit set to be unveiled in the next few weeks.

Director of Morris Property Chris Morris said:

“This is the beginning of an exciting partnership between our two organisations.
“We share a passion for Shrewsbury with our Shropshire heritage and strong sense of family values.
“We have been rooted here investing in the county town for almost 155 years.
“Our latest 28-acre commercial development site, Stadium Point, sits adjacent to the ground on Oteley Road, so supporting our new neighbours seems the perfect move.”

Chris met with Shrewsbury Town chairman Roland Wycherley MBE to seal the deal.

Roland Wycherley MBE said:

“We are delighted to have Morris Property as our front-of-shirt sponsors for our new home kit.
“The Morris company was formed way back in 1869 – with the football club founded 17 years later in 1886.
“We are two Shrewsbury institutions that have shown we know how to grow, how to change and how to adapt in order to be successful.
“I think it is fantastic that we have now joined forces and we are working together.”

Morris & Company was founded by James Kent Morris with a small grocery shop in Frankwell. That humble beginning kicked off a business which has grown through five generations with Morris Property remaining at its heart.

And Chris Morris revealed the business has always had strong ties with Town.
“There is a legend in our family history that my grandfather, Cliff Morris, was proud to have played for the Town many years ago,” he said.
“We even have a photograph of him in the kit at the ground to prove the claim.
“He played for the amateurs but was called upon to play in a second-division Alliance League game.
“From newspaper coverage of the match, he scored the third and eighth goals, helping Town win 11-1.
“He would have been proud to know that the family business was partnering with the club today.
“Many colleagues throughout the Morris business are staunch supporters of Shrewsbury Town so this is a popular move and we look forward to supporting the team for some exciting seasons ahead.”

The partners' first joint venture has been creating a fun video announcing the new relationship, with former Shrewsbury Town footballer Dave Edwards kicking off proceedings.

Dave’s deft footwork saw the ball soar out of the park over to the Morris Property groundworks team next door at their Stadium Point site on Oteley Road.

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