Voneus, the rural community broadband specialist, today announced it has been named headline sponsor of The Cricketer’s National Village Cup for the next two years, which will be known as the Voneus Village Cup for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
The Voneus Village Cup will start in April 2021, and will be the 50th edition of The Cricketer’s summer-long knockout competition. More than 300 village cricket clubs from England, Scotland and Wales will compete in 32 regional groups, with the group winners entering a national draw that culminates in a final at Lords, the Home of Cricket, in September.
The Cricketer magazine Editor Simon Hughes said: “This really is fantastic news and speaks volumes of the competition’s appeal to attract a headline sponsor of the calibre of Voneus Broadband. Ensuring rural communities stay connected has never been more important and we look forward to promoting Voneus across our print and digital channels.”
Voneus is one of the largest wireless internet providers in the UK, specialising in the delivery of connectivity services into homes and businesses in remote or hard-to-reach locations.
Sue Barnes, Voneus Chief Commercial Officer, said: “As the UK’s fastest-growing rural broadband supplier, this sponsorship is a natural fit for us; allowing us to engage with such a passionate audience. This fantastic competition provides villages from across the UK a chance to play in a dream final at Lord’s. Becoming headline sponsor will allow us to align with broadband challenged communities, supporting their need for high-speed internet. We can’t wait to see how the tournament unfolds.”