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McDonald’s to become the first ever Community/Family Stand partner of Dartford Football Club

Community Family Stand

Dartford supporters may have seen after last weekend’s game verses Taunton, the official opening of the New Community/Family Stand that becomes the latest partnership that has been agreed by the club. McDonald’s were joined by Mayor of Dartford Rosanna Currans as well as Deputy Mayor Andy Lloyd to unveil the official opening.
As a club, we are delighted to announce that GALM’s Ltd t/a McDonald’s have become our first ever Official ‘’Community/Family Stand Sponsor’’ for the 2023/24 season that allows our football club to continue from strength to strength with its ‘off the field’ commercial activities.
As a club we would like to thank Franchise Owner of GALM’s Ltd, Greg Abbott, Operations Supervisor Wendy Guest and her Senior Team of Ben Taylor and Sam Taylor for choosing to partner with Dartford FC, in what is another ground-breaking partnership for us here at Dartford football club.
‘The backbone of our Brand is, and always has been, a commitment to a set of core values that define who we are and how we run our business and restaurants.
Serve, inclusion, integrity, community, family are all values we hold dearly.
Our values are the filter through which all business decisions are made because actions are bigger than words.
Our strategy is underpinned by our focus on running great restaurants, empowering our people and getting faster, more innovative and more efficient at solving problems for our customers and people.

When we live our values every day and use them to make decisions – big and small – we define McDonald’s as a brand our people, and the people we serve, can trust.
The partnership also sees McDonald’s appear on the clubs 4G Community area as well as our mini pitches that house our underage sides. Can we also include the mental health scheme we are supporting please

Wendy Guest said ‘’Being local to Dartford FC, we have always been aware of the football club, and what it has meant to our community. After being invited along to the stadium, with Sam and Ben, and having met with Martin (Dartford FC Commercial Manager), it was clear to see how much the club is growing on and off the pitch.
‘’As a company that looks to grow both internally and externally, GALM’s wanted to partner with a club that has a clear combined vision. Martins enthusiasm for Dartford FC showcased this to myself and my team, which demonstrated why partnering with the club was the right choice for our community and family vision’’.

‘’Our vision is one to help enable supporters to interact in the community, in a safe, controlled environment, while using our standing to give back to the local community’’

‘’This is an exciting partnership that we hope to continue growing over the coming years – as Dartford continues to grow through the leagues as well’’

‘’Our drive is to reward local communities in both Men and Women’s sections, and this was another reason we wanted to partner with Dartford. We have seen and watched as the women’s section grows and continues to be the talk of the club. We understand how the growth of women’s football is emerging, and how equal opportunities is something we as a company wish to support’.’
Commercial Manager of Dartford FC, Martin McCarthy, said “Having spoken to Wendy, Sam and Ben for a while prior to the coming season, it was clear that with the vision that McDonald’s have in continuing their growth as the UKs best loved fast food restaurant chain and the vision we have for growing Dartford Football club within its community, both align’’.
‘’As a leading local non-league football club, we believe we have both the history and supporter base to attract the leading blue chip clients, who can help us achieve what all supporters wish for, which is unrivalled, and continual progression, while doing this with our community principles, at heart’’.

‘’Local community support will always be paramount in continuing to drive this club forward, and the McDonald’s brand will help this football club drive our corporate identity nationwide with this partnership, which is a first for the club.

We know all supporters will join us in thanking GALMs Ltd t/a McDonald’s for continuing to help grow our senior sections at the football club, and becoming a partner of choice at Dartford FC.