4 In A Row for South Shields FC and Pulman

South Shields FC & Pulman

Pulman Group is proud to announce that it has extended its sponsorship of South Shields FC into a fifth season.

The partnership has driven great benefits for both parties since Pulman became the club’s official media sponsor in 2015, and has been revved up further for the 2019-20 season.

As well as continuing as the Mariners’ media sponsor, Pulman now also has its logo featured on the club’s first-team shirts after becoming its back-of-shirt sponsor.

It is further evidence of a blossoming relationship which began the same year Geoff Thompson took over as South Shields FC’s chairman and returned the club to Mariners Park after a two-year exile in Peterlee.

South Shields FC and Pulman continue their sponsorship.  1st team players and Stephanie Carty, from Pulman marketing department with the Volkswagen e-Golf and T-Cross SUV

((Back L-R) Millenic Alli, Adam Thurston, Jordan Annear, Stephanie Carty, Myles Boney, Luke Daly, Jason Gilchrist, (Front) Robinson Wokoma)

Pulman was one of the first companies to throw its support behind Mr Thompson’s venture and great success has followed, with the Mariners winning three successive promotions between 2015 and 2018, lifting a national trophy at Wembley and harbouring fantastic ambitions to eventually reach the English Football League (EFL).

The club also plans to continually improve its Mariners Park ground, with a planning application having recently been made to introduce a new 902-seater stand next summer. The ground’s current capacity is 3,450 and attendances average around 1,500.

The club submitted its application to South Tyneside Council in September 2019 for a number of reasons, but primarily to improve the matchday experience of supporters and satisfy a greater demand for tickets.

The Mariners’ long-term challenge is to make it to the EFL and its ground plans centre around ensuring Mariners Park is ready to host Football League matches.

As well as the additional stand, plans have also been submitted for the club to build a multi-purpose sports hall and hub which would support the local community and wider public.

Pulman extend sponsorship with South Shields FC


The club now has new strips with Pulman Volkswagen on the back of the shirts.

Pulman Group recently visited the club for their latest photo and video shoot with the first-team players in their new strips.

Joining Pulman and the club were Alan Hewson (Alan Hewson Photography) and Callum Parkinson (The Social Co.), who filmed a behind-the-scenes short video of the afternoon.

Two key Volkswagen models were taken to the shoot from Pulman, the Volkswagen e-Golf and the Volkswagen T-Cross SUV.

Pulman continue their sponsorship with South Shields FC - team with the Volkswagen e-Golf


These models were selected as they highlight the future of Volkswagen, with electric and crossover SUVs becoming firm favourites in drivers’ new car choices.

Fingers crossed too that South Shields FC will be the firm favourites to win the Northern Premier League Premier Division this season!

South Shields FC first team players with Pulman

( L-R) Jordan Annear, Millenic Alli, Luke Daly, Robinson Wokoma, Jason Gilchrist, Adam Thurston, Myles Boney

Chris Slater, Sunderland Site Manager, said: “It is fantastic to team up with South Shields FC once again.

“Here at Pulman Group we are passionate about supporting our local area and community.

“Teaming up with the Mariners is a great way to support Tyne and Wear.

“We can’t wait to see what South Shields FC do this season.”

*please note Jordan Annear pictured and filmed no longer plays for South Shields FC.

Pulman Are Proud To Sponsor Local Golf Team, Northumberland Seniors

Pulman are proud sponsors of local Northumberland Golf Seniors

At Pulman we are always honoured to support local sports teams and charities. Our latest sponsorship is with Northumberland Seniors Golf Team. Our latest press release gives an insight into what it’s like to play for a fantastic team…


In 1974 the initial Individual Seniors Championship was held and won by J H Moorhouse from Gosforth Golf Club; from this year forward the Northumberland Seniors team was born! In the beginning the team was initially set up on an informal basis with matches against other Northern Counties (Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire and Yorkshire). However, in 2011 a full structured programme of league matches was put in place to run from May through to August each year.

The Team

In total there is a team of 12 players who represent the county in the Northern League. The 12 players are selected for each match by a committee of 5 and are selected based on current form and availability for the match days. So far in the 2019 season, 18 players have been selected for the first four matches.

The Northumberland Seniors group is open for players over the age of 55. Through a typical season the Northumberland Seniors team have in excess of 60 golfers with a range of golfing abilities throughout. During the winter months the group participate in friendly get-togethers, fundraising events and not to forget the County Championship! 

In order to gain increased intertest for the Northumberland Union Golf Club Seniors, 4 extra tournaments have been added which allows the club to run a season-long order of merit which helps to assist in the selection process.

Pulman are proud sponsors of local Northumberland Golf Seniors team

2019 Plans

This season the main focus is on the Northern Counties League with home matches against Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire and away games against Durham and Cumbria.

The formal Northern Counties Championship takes place in September at Garforth, where each county has a team of 6 players trying to qualify for the National Finals this Autumn. Colin Brown from Morpeth Golf Club qualifies to represent Northumberland in the County Champion of Champions in September after he won the Northern Seniors’ Individual Championship on 17th July shooting the best score out of the 43 entrants!

The sponsorship from Pulman helps towards the running costs of the Northumberland Seniors which allows the team to focus on their role of playing, winning and of course enjoying golf matches!

If you want to keep up with the latest fixtures and results from the Northumberland Seniors Golf League, click here and we wish the Northumberland Seniors a successful season!

Pulman Sponsor Durham County Golf Union Seniors For The Third Year Running

Durham County Golf Union Seniors outside of their sponsor, Pulman Group.

Pulman are proud to sponsor the Durham County Golf Union Seniors Team for the third year running! Find out more about the new recruits and the season for 2019 for the seniors in our latest blog…

This year has seen 3 new recruits join the seniors golf team which is fantastic news for the club! To find out a little bit more about the new recruits we have gathered some interesting facts about their golfing history and why they have chosen to join Durham County Golf Union Seniors!

David Moralee

A member of Heworth Golf Club, former County match play champion, David has played golf for 50 years! Last year he thoroughly enjoyed competing in the Seniors Championship which is why he has joined Durham Seniors and is looking forward to meeting up with and playing against old county colleagues.

David Moralee new recruit for Durham County Golf Union Seniors team

Ian Hendry

Ian has been a member of Seaton Carew Golf Club since 1986 but has played serious golf since 1996 when other sports took a back seat. Ian is looking to extend his competitive playing career and is looking forward to play on other courses as well as meeting new players who he hasn’t met before!

Ian Hendry, new recruit for Durham County Golf Union Seniors team

Mark Wardle

Mark started to play golf at a very young age of 10 and caught the addiction bug at 13 until he was 21! He resumed at the age of 42 and is a member of South Shields Golf Club. Mark recently retired and feels he now has the time to give the commitment required to the County team and is looking forward to enjoying a high standard of golf as well as the team support with playing team golf.

Mark Wardle new recruit for Durham County Golf Union Seniors team


While the Durham Seniors dropped by our Sunderland Volkswagen site for their 2019 team photo we caught up with Keith McAllister, Captain of the team. He explained that this season consists of 5 county matches against Northumberland, Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Yorkshire (3 home and 2 away matches) followed by the qualifying Championship match at the beginning of September. At the final match, also known as the BIG 6, the top 6 players are selected to play and will go to the national finals. There’s some exciting matches ahead for the team!

Durham County Golf Union Seniors team photo at Pulman Volkswagen


If you want to keep up with the latest fixtures and results from the Durham County Golf Union Seniors, click here and we wish the Durham Seniors a successful season!