Halesowen Town have pulled off a massive sponsorship coup with town-based Sandvik coming on board in a deal which is believed to be the biggest in the club's history.

The Yeltz and Sandvik, who have their UK head office in Halesowen, put pen to paper on the landmark sponsorship agreement this week.

The one year, five-figure deal supports the football club's ongoing commitment to enhance the development of sport for young people in the community, while having their name enblazoned across the front of next year's shirt.

Team manager, Morell Maison, was delighted to have the sponsors on board.

He said: "I am elated that a local company such as Sandvik has chosen Halesowen Town FC to partner with.

"Sandvik see our short,medium and long term strategy as one that will place the club at the centre of the community and this is an exciting time for the club, in securing this partnership we are in a great position to move forward and meet our objectives."

As well as exciting developments going on at the Grove, the club is also playing an active role within the borough community.

The club has taken a central community role in the redevelopment of the Cradley High School site.

Proposals have been made and are now being considered by local government to develop a sport and leisure complex alongside the new housing project.

Kim Olander, Corporate Communications Manager of Sandvik was happy to support the club and it's extensive work in the surrounding area.

He said: "Our history in the UK is built on our strong links to Halesowen and our close involvement with the local community.

"We have been associated with Halesowen Town Football Club for many years and we are delighted to have signed this agreement which we believe will benefit many young people in the area."

Meanwhile, Maison has continued to shape his squad for next year after agreeing terms with Jay Denny.

The midfieder played a pivotal role in the Yeltz bid for promotion last time round and the manager was delighted to have him signed up.

One player believed to be on his way into the Grove is Sutton Coldfield Town striker Justin Rowe.

The big target man has been on Maison's shopping list since the end of the season and the deal is now close to being concluded.

More exciting signings both on and off the pitch are expected in the next few weeks as the club prepares for the 2008/09 season.