COURT Place Farm will be renamed the RAW Charging Stadium as part of Oxford City’s partnership with its new principal sponsor.

The Vanarama National League South club has today announced a multi-year contract with the company, an electric vehicle (EV) charge point operator.

City will display the RAW Charging logo on the front of their home and away kits, with the former unveiled this morning.

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The sustainability champions will also install a suite of EV charging points – called a Charge Yard – at the stadium, which are available for community use.

City director of football Justin Merritt said: “This is a groundbreaking partnership for not just the football club, but for our community.

“We are committed to making the club sustainable and providing the community with first-class infrastructure and facilities and this partnership helps deliver that.

“We are proud to have partnered with the UK’s leading EV charge point company that is at the forefront of carbon-free innovation in the sustainability industry.

“The vision RAW Charging has to implement sustainable infrastructure across Oxford is exciting and we are proud to be the home of its first EV charging hub in the city.”

It is the first time in City’s history that a company has committed to both front of shirt sponsorship and stadium naming rights.


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Caroline O’Connor, City’s partnership manager, said: “It is testament to the direction the club is going in and we are looking forward to a successful long-term relationship together.

“RAW Charging is an ambitious company and we are pleased to have forged such an exciting partnership.”

The Charge Yard will be the biggest installed by the Yorkshire-based company in the UK to date.

RAW Charging CEO Bruce Galliford said: “We’re excited to be working with Oxford City to launch a new Charge Yard and to sponsor them as a team.

“RAW’s roots are in Oxford, although we now operate across Europe, so it is great to work and support the local team, Oxford City Council and the wider community.

“This is the second Charge Yard we have launched, with many more to come and we look forward to providing affordable and reliable EV charging to the people of Oxford.”