Respect is a long-term FA programme to improve behaviour at all levels in football, both on and off the pitch.

The FA’s Respect program aims to tackle abusive and unacceptable behaviour towards referees and young people. With 850 leagues and 52,000 teams already signed up, everyone has a part to play.

The Isthmian League will be re-branded as The Bostik League in a two-year deal.

Bostik, a world leader in adhesives and sealants, has a long-standing relationship with grassroots football.

This includes the sponsorship of The Northern Premier League and Southern Football League under its well-known Evo-Stik brand.

Commenting on the deal, commercial director of Bostik UK Dale Poulton said: “We’ve worked hard to get this deal in place. We have a proven relationship with this tier of football and believe it’s the ideal platform to generate awareness for our brands. By working closely with the league, we’re confident the new deal will help us achieve great things for the Bostik brand.”

The League’s three divisions will be known as the Bostik Premier, the Bostik North, and the Bostik South, and over the next few weeks clubs and fans will see the introduction of the company’s branding into grounds, shirts, websites and other collateral.

Chairman of the newly-branded Bostik League Nick Robinson concludes: “The Isthmian League, now entering its 113th season, has 72 clubs that rely heavily on the financial support that sponsorship generates, and teaming up is certainly welcome news for everyone involved. We are delighted to be linked with such a well-known brand.”

Bostik is a leading global adhesive and sealant specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets.

For more than a century, Bostik has been developing innovative solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape people’s daily lives.

With global sales rapidly approaching £2 billion, the company employs 4,800 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. Bostik is an Arkema company.

The 2018-2019 season saw the start of the new league structure at Step 4 of the English non-league pyramid which introduced a third tier and the restructure of the existing leagues. The South division was renamed as the South East division with some clubs being transferred elsewhere, and the South Central division was also introduced. The 3 leagues (including the North division) all had 20 teams competing, rather than the original 24.

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