Newport-based Monmouthshire Building Society, one of Wales’ largest and most successful financial institutions, has once again pledged its support to Newport and District Football League, following more than 20 years of consecutive sponsorship.

With over 60 teams currently playing in the league, the society’s sponsorship has been pivotal in keeping the costs of the club to a minimum, as well as funding a number of awards including ‘Most Sporting Club’ and ‘Referee of the Year’.

Bryan Reynolds, registration secretary, said: “The League is extremely grateful to MBS for its support, without which we would find it very difficult to offer the current level of service to the players, both junior and senior, as well as to the wider community.”

MBS is committed to supporting the social and cultural life of communities in which it operates and such support is given to a number of organisations and activities, from sport and music, to theatre and the environment.

Andrew Lewis, chief executive of the society, said: “As a regional building society, we believe it is important to give back to the communities within which we operate. The league plays an important role in bringing together an inclusive cross-section of the community, with wide ranging benefits to both individuals and wider society alike.

“We are delighted to have sponsored Newport and District League since 1990 and we wish all the teams involved the best of luck for another very successful season.”

The mutual society recently announced annual results in which its assets grew to a record £885m, up from £819m the previous year. In the 12 months to April 30 2013, it experienced 8.1 per cent growth, while profit after tax reached £3.1m, as customers continued to respond to the society’s secure track record, quality of service and competitive product range.