Aberdeen Football Club (AFC) is pleased to announce that Aberdeen-based Saltire Energy has signed a contract extension to continue its club sponsorship for the next two years, until 2018.
This follows on from a major three-year partnership, initiated in 2014, between AFC and the leading rental specialist in oil and gas equipment.
Saltire’s logo has appeared on the front of the Dons first team, U20s and Youth Academy kits for the past two seasons and this will continue for the next campaigns. The first of which, begins on Thursday 30 June.
Commenting on the continuation of the partnership, Pittodrie Vice Chairman George Yule said: “We are delighted to be able to make this positive announcement ahead of the new season. Saltire’s support has been fantastic and to be able to continue our relationship is very pleasing.
“The economic climate in and around the city is very challenging and the value of Saltire’s backing as principal sponsor certainly isn’t underestimated. We look forward to progressing the club, both on and off the pitch.”
Established in 1986, and headquartered in Portlethen near Aberdeen, Saltire is a leading supplier of state-of-the-art drilling equipment to the global energy industry.
In 2008 Saltire established the ‘Saltire in the Community’ programme to support local initiatives to benefit young people. It’s through this that the company is involved with many sporting programmes, including AFC Youth, The Paul Lawrie Foundation, Saltire Energy Sports for Schools, University of Aberdeen Sporting Scholarships and Curling for Schools.
Mike Loggie, Chief Executive of Saltire Energy added: “We’ve really enjoyed our journey with AFC, both on and off the park. In particular participating in the development of the Club, at all levels within the local community has been fantastic.
“From a business perspective, we’ve gained a widespread profile from the team’s performance nationally and within Europe. Saltire is delighted to be part of AFC’s ‘family’ and we’re looking forward to the coming season.”