St Patrick's Athletic have today announced that Nissan will become the club's new main sponsor and the company's name will feature on the front of the players' jerseys for the 2010 season.
"Nissan has been at the forefront of Irish Motoring for over 30 years and we are honoured to have the support of such a high profile brand, especially in these difficult times", said Saints' Commercial Manager Phil Nolan.
Commenting on the partnership Paul O'Sullivan, Marketing Director Nissan Ireland said, "Nissan has always had a close association with St Patrick's Athletic and we are delighted now to become the club's main sponsor.
"We are looking forward to showcasing our support for domestic soccer and our association with the club provides us with an ideal opportunity to become involved and associated with a professional, motivated and successful community based club."
St. Patrick’s Athletic F.C. and Umbro Ireland also announced the extension of a their long standing partnership with a new 4 year kit agreement beginning in February 2010 and running until December 2013.
Under the agreement all of St. Patrick’s Athletic teams will wear the famous Umbro double diamond logo on their kits, from the senior team through to the schoolboys section.
Commenting on the deal Jonathan Courtenay of Umbro said:
“We at Umbro Ireland are dedicated to supporting football in this country and extending the deal with St. Pats is a real honour for us.
Umbro work with more teams in the League of Ireland than any other brand and we also sponsor the referees and supply the official football for all League and Cup competitions.
We are looking forward to working closely with St. Pats and supplying them with the finest football product available.
The new deal will see Umbro work closer than ever before with the club as we will be taking an active interest in the new Club Shop which will be operated by Paul O’Brien.
Umbro will make more product available and are committed to helping stock the store with the latest Umbro product.
We are looking forward to hearing the fans comments on both the new Club Shop which is something to be proud of and the new Umbro range which will be “football wardrobe”.
Commenting on the deal Anthony Delaney of St. Patrick’s Athletic F.C. said:
“The extension of the kit sponsorship agreement is something that we are very happy with.
Umbro are the leading brand in football, we value their continued support and are delighted to continue working with them.
The new deal will ensure that our magnificent supporters will have a wider range of product available than ever before and there will also be a fantastic new facility to buy the ranges from”.
Thanks to John from Ireland