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In an historic week for women’s football in England with the Lionesses’ Euro success, the Bristol City team visited shirt sponsor Thatchers Cider to mark the start of the fourth season of their partnership.


To celebrate the new campaign and our support as back of shirt sponsor for the Robins’ home and away kit, team members were guided through the cider-making journey before honing their team building skills and creating their own blend.


Our fourth generation cider maker Martin Thatcher, who hosted the team, said: “Through our long-standing relationship with Bristol Sport, we’re so proud to be entering our fourth year of backing Bristol City Women and Bristol Bears Women. There’s been a definite buzz in the air thanks to the brilliant success of the Lionesses, we’re absolutely delighted for them and the impact their Euro 2022 win will have on the future of the game.”


The women have settled into their home at the Robins High Performance Centre and will play a selection of Barclays Women’s Championship matches at Ashton Gate.


Martin added: “Crowds have been growing steadily for Bristol City Women at the Robins High Performance Centre, just a few miles down the road from Myrtle Farm, and I’m sure the recent  historic result will bring even more fans in through the gates.


“As Bristol’s local family cider maker we’re always delighted to be a part of activity at Bristol Sport, which recognises the importance of family and community. We wish Bristol City Women a successful season ahead and congratulate them in the amazing work they do in inspiring the next generation of footballers.”


Justine Kebby, Bristol Sport’s Group Head of Commercial, said: “Thatchers Cider continues to be a fantastic partner to Bristol Sport and our clubs. They have been brilliant in supporting the women’s game and now as we enter an exciting new era with the success of our national team we’re looking forward to working closely with them again this season.  The visit to Thatchers’ Myrtle Farm goes a long way to further promote our partnership.”


During their visit to Myrtle Farm, orchards and cider mill, Bristol City Women team members met cider makers Richard Johnson and Sophie Jennings and heard from Head of Marketing Philip McTeer about Thatchers’ four generations of cider making.


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Thatchers Cider Company Ltd, Myrtle Farm, Sandford, Somerset, BS25 5RA