Blake Lively’s drinks company Betty Buzz named official Wrexham training kit sponsor
Hollywood actress Blake Lively has joined husband Ryan Reynolds in getting involved at Wrexham.
35-year-old sparkling drinks company Betty Buzz has been named the Welsh team’s official training kit sponsor for next season.
And her branding will also be on the sleeve of the women’s team jersey, with Betty Buzz also having the naming rights to the Racecourse Ground hospitality suite.
Lively, whose famous partner is co-owner of Wrexham, has been seen on the pitch several times this season cheering on the team in their quest to get out of the National League.
After 15 years in the fifth tier of English football, Wrexham secured their return to League Two by winning the division on 111 points from 46 games.
It was announced on Wednesday that Betty Buzz had replaced Reynolds’ own company, Aviation Gin, on the front of the training kits.
In a statement posted on the club’s website, Lively said: “The owners of Wrexham AFC have contacted me through official channels.
“Our team had, of course, heard of Wrexham AFC, but once we officially heard about their refreshing vision, we knew it was the right official fit for our refreshing fizzy drink. Officially.”
Reynolds and co-owner Rob McElHenney commented, “Betty Buzz pairs well with any drink, whether it’s Ryan’s Aviation Gin or Rob’s Four Walls Whiskey.
“But if any of you associate it with Rob’s Four Walls Whiskey, Ryan will hunt you down and make you regret that choice.
“You can also drink it on its own! Anything but pair it with Rob’s delicious whisky.”
The club’s executive director, Humphrey Ker, added: “We are delighted to extend Betty Buzz’s involvement as they become the training wear sponsor for all adult teams at the club.
“Betty Buzz is a perfect partner for the club, locally, nationally and internationally with their growing cast.”
Reynolds recently joked that Wrexham striker Ollie Palmer received X-rated warnings from him for not wearing a shirt around Lively.
During an appearance on the Fearless in Devotion podcast, Reynolds said, “Every time we come as a family, we come for a walk in the locker room.
“Ollie is always the first out, completely shirtless, to have a chat with my wife.
“I’m like Ollie put on a f****** shirt and come back and talk to him like a gentleman.”