Aberdeen Football Club has announced that Saltire Energy is the new club sponsor in a three year, seven figure deal that will see the energy company involved in a major partnership that extends beyond the first team squad when the new football season kicks off next month.
Established in 1986, and headquartered in Portlethen Aberdeen, Saltire Energy is a leading supplier of state-of-the-art drilling equipment to the global oil and gas industry.
Mike Loggie, Chief Executive, Saltire Energy, said: “I am thrilled that Saltire Energy will be building upon an already successful relationship with AFC. Saltire Energy has supported the youth teams at the club for a number of years and this move is very much a natural progression for us.
“I am a long-standing fan of the club and admire the way they perform both on and off the pitch. AFC’s significant involvement in the community is also reflective of Saltire Energy’s commitment to the local area. When we heard that there was an opportunity to become the official sponsor for AFC we were keen to take over this prestigious title and strengthen our involvement with the club.
“AFC is steeped in tradition and we are proud to be associated with the club and see the Saltire Energy brand on the new kit, which looks great. This is such an exciting time for AFC – I am really looking forward to watching the club’s run of success continue into next season and beyond.”
Saltire Energy established the ‘Saltire in the Community’ programme in 2008 to support local initiatives that would primarily benefit young people. Through this, the company is already involved with many sporting programmes, such as AFC Youth, The Paul Lawrie Foundation, Saltire Energy Sports for Schools, University of Aberdeen Sporting Scholarships and Curling for Schools.