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Conference need new sponsors

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The Football Conference is seeking a new sponsor after confirming its three-year deal with money transfer company Skrill will end after just 12 months. Skrill agreed a deal with the league in July 2013, ending a two-month search for a sponsor of its three divisions which clearly was far from easy.

The two parties have now mutually agreed to end their arrangement. "Skrill has undergone a number of changes and will be aligning any future sponsorship activity to its global strategy," a Conference statement read. Presumably a global strategy and English non-league football don't line up.

In contrast High Street giant Ryman Stationery have announced a two year extension to their sponsorship of the Ryman Football League last year. The new deal reaffirmed the UK’s longest running football league sponsorship deal up until the end of the 2015/16 season, a partnership of 19 years between the Isthmian League (at one time the leading amateur league) and its sponsor.