11 January 2022
"The company has heritage in supporting youth football as sponsor of the BITZER Cup in Germany," said Sam Buckell, PA to BITZER UK managing director Kevin Glass. "As a dynamic local team the Jaguars are a good match for us – and coincidentally play in green. The players had outgrown their kit, and we were delighted to sponsor them and provide new gear for the season."
The main club was founded in 1963, initially as Newport Pagnell Wanderers, playing on Bury Field Common, just a few miles away from BITZER's Milton Keynes headquarters. From small beginnings, the main side has become the highest placed non-league club in the Milton Keynes area, with a youth section of around 30 teams.
The Newport Jags team have netted no less than 20 items of silverware and now play in the Midlands Junior Premier League, a competitive league embracing teams in a large catchment across central England. In their first year, the Jags finished fifth out of 70 teams, going on to beat this the following year – finishing in third place.
Following the sponsorship agreement, the Jags now play with the BITZER logo emblazoned on their shirts.