Portsmouth FC has showed its support for the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) by emblazing the charity's logo on their shorts.
Current sponsor Jobsite has permitted the partnership, which will also see the Npower Championship club give 1,000 match tickets to the charity, which aims to improve the lives of serving and former naval personnel and their families.
David Lampitt, Pompey chief executive, added: “It’s a great way for the club to show our support to the Royal Navy and it’s a great way of honouring the serving men and women who will benefit from the charity, as well as the ex-service men and women and their families who are also supported by them.
“I think it’s exactly the sort of thing that we want to be doing. For me, it is part of rebuilding the club, rebuilding our links with the community and it’s something I think the fans can be proud of.”
Robert Robson, RNRMC chief executive, said: “The RNRMC is delighted to be building close links with Portsmouth FC.
“Through our network of charities we look forward to sharing the benefits a closer relationship will bring and particularly being able to give some families who may be having a tough time the chance of a great day out.”
The partnership starts on Friday, September 24 when Pompey will wear the newly-emblazoned shorts when they take on Leicester City at Fratton Park.