Financial planners sponsor fan favourite on his return to Sheffield Sharks

The company, which has offices in Chesterfield, will sponsor forward-guard Williams for the new season which started in September.

The 24-year-old American has rejoined the Sheffield Sharks after impressing in his first season with the team. Despite offers from other clubs in Europe, Williams wanted to continue his development under head coach Atiba Lyons. Banner Jones Wealth Management’s company logo will appear on the back of his shirt.

Suzanne Jeakins, financial planner at Banner Jones, said: “Our involvement with the Sharks has made me realise that there is more to Sheffield as a city of sport than just football.

“Our clients always comment on how refreshing it is to watch sport in such a family-friendly environment. The team also does some fantastic work through their community programme which makes me proud to be associated with the Sharks. I’m looking forward to the new season and hope our sponsorship brings Dirk some luck!”

Sheffield Sharks head coach, Atiba Lyons, said: “Receiving sponsorship from local businesses help us put more back into the community which is really important to us. I am delighted to be working with Banner Jones Wealth Management to support Dirk’s future at the club.”

Banner Jones Wealth Management is a joint venture between Future Life Wealth Management which is based in Renishaw near Sheffield and Banner Jones Solicitors which has its headquarters in Chesterfield. The company provides wealth management advice, financial planning and legal advice for businesses, individuals, trustees and inheritors of wealth.

The DBL Sharks play at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. The new season started on September 21. Tickets for games can be purchased through www.sharksbasketball.org or by calling on 0114 2573180.