Holiday parks operator Fellstead to sponsor snooker star Joe Perry

Joe Perry signs his sponsorship deal with holiday parks group Fellstead, with Fellstead owner Ryan N

Joe Perry signs his sponsorship deal with holiday parks group Fellstead, with Fellstead owner Ryan Neill and director David Macdonald. - Credit: Photo: © Keith Mindham Photogra

Holiday Parks group Fellstead, which includes two sites in Suffolk, has signed a deal to sponsor snooker star Joe Perry.

He will now carry the Fellstead logo on his waistcoat at tournaments around the world, and will also appear at Fellstead’s parks during breaks in his schedule.

Fellstead, which is part of the Lifestyle Living Group based at Barton in Cambridgeshire, owns the Carlton Meres Country Park near Saxmundham and Carlton Manor Holiday Park at Carlton Colville near Lowestoft, as well as Haveringland Hall Country Park in Norfolk and Silecroft Holiday Park in Cumbria.

Joe “The Gentleman” Perry, 40, lives at Chatteris in Cambridgeshire and is also known as “The Fen Potter”. He has recorded more than 200 century breaks since turning professional in 1991 and won his first major ranking title at this year’s Players Championship Grand Final in Thailand.

He said: “I’m enjoying a career high in the rankings and have just won my first world ranking tournament. Having a successful business backing me will aid my efforts and it’s good to be associated with successful people. I hope I can take the Fellstead name to a wider audience.”

Fellstead director David Macdonald said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Joe. Snooker is growing in popularity across central Europe and the Far East, while maintaining strong interest and television coverage here in the UK.

“This a wonderful opportunity to raise the profile of our holiday parks. As his sporting nickname suggests, Joe is a true gentleman and a fantastic role model to youngsters.

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“We are proud to be associated with a true champion and a local favourite,” added Mr Macdonald.