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Wonga and Newcastle United agree to remove logo on children’s kit and training wear

Wonga Group ('Wonga') today announces that it has been agreed with Newcastle United to remove the Wonga logo from all children's replica shirts and training wear from the earliest possible opportunity which, due to kit production schedules, will be from the commencement of the 2016/17 Season.

This follows Wonga Chairman Andy Haste's commitment, on his appointment in July, to review all the company's marketing to ensure that none of it could inadvertently appeal to the very young or vulnerable. Wonga has already ended its 'puppets' advertising campaign.

Darryl Bowman, Wonga Marketing Director said: "As a responsible lender we believe removing our logo from children's replica shirts and training wear is the right thing to do. We appreciate the Club’s support in this matter.”

Newcastle United Managing Director Lee Charnley commented: "We understand and respect Wonga's position and are happy to support their decision.”

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