FC CLACTON have agreed a major new sponsorship deal that will see their Rush Green Bowl stadium renamed the Austin Arena.

The Seasiders have struck a deal with Austin Heating and Electrical Services - the family business of first-team manager Tom Austin.

Co-owner Stephen Andrews said: “A huge welcome and thank you to Austin Heating.

"We can’t wait for the league to commence and to welcome everyone to the Austin Arena, starting at 3pm this Saturday at home in our opening match against Stowmarket."

On behalf of Austin Heating and Electrical Services, Steve Austin added: “We're absolutely delighted to be able to support our local club with this sponsorship.

"Clacton had a great season last year and we look forward to building on that in the coming months and welcoming everyone to the Austin Arena."