Valero partner with Wales NC & Cricket Wales West
Wales National County and Cricket Wales West (CWW) and are delighted to announce a two-year partnership with Fortune 500 energy corporation Valero, which will see the American based company appear on the front of the shirt for both the National County side and the West based regional programme for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
Valero is well known across the South West of Wales after acquiring the Pembroke Refinery in 2011 and it remains one of the largest refineries in Western Europe, contributing an approximate £75.6 million a year to the Welsh economy alone. In the renewable fuels business, they continually demonstrate a strong commitment to protecting the environment with industry-leading safety records and sustained efforts to reduce emissions.
CWW represents part of the regional programme within the Welsh cricket pathway, covering both Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire areas, whilst the Wales National County stands proudly at the top of the recreational game in Wales, representing the highest standard of cricket outside the professional ranks of Glamorgan CCC.
Valero’s Manager of Public Affairs for the Pembroke Refinery Stephen Thornton said:
“Valero are delighted to partner with Cricket Wales. Valero is embedded in the communities in which its employees live and work and remains the only refinery in Wales. Many of its employees are actively involved in sports, both participating and in a voluntary capacity. Sport is vital to the wellbeing of young people and as we look to develop the leaders of the future, their commitment to excellence in these programmes will provide them with the opportunity to reach their full potential.”
Cricket Wales Head Pathway Matt Thompson commented, “right from the outset Valero demonstrated a keenness to support cricket in the West of Wales, and we are hugely grateful to them for their support which will in turn benefit the Wales National County team as well. We very much share the same values in terms of professionalism, high quality service delivery whilst driving high standards in a supportive environment and we are proud to welcome them as a partner for the coming two years.”
Caption: Stephen Thornton of Valero, being presented with both a CWW and Wales NC shirt by Cricket Wales Head of Talent Pathway Matt Thompson to mark their support of both programmes over the next two years.