Rathfriland Football Club has scored a game changing junior team sponsorship deal with leading broadband provider Fibrus.
The Northern Ireland-based company, which is bringing full fibre broadband to homes and businesses across the UK, will be providing financial backing as the club’s junior team sponsor.
Patrick McManus, Delivery Manager at Fibrus, said it was a “real honour” to partner with the Co Down club, who’s clubhouse has recently been connected by Fibrus’ hyperfast full fibre broadband.
“At Fibrus, we are extremely proud to officially launch our sponsorship of Rathfriland Football Club’s Junior team,” he said.
“We very much look forward to facilitating with the progression of the young players and helping the club develop even further within the sport.
“We are inspired by their incredible and unfaltering commitment and dedication to their sport.”
Bobby McDowell, Vice Chairman at Rathfriland FC, said: “We are a rural community club here in Rathfriland, continually aiming to develop both on the pitch and off it through our facilities.
“We recently opened our new clubhouse extension and since having Fibrus installed we have seen a dramatic improvement in our broadband speeds.”
He added: “Every weekend our clubhouse is a hive of activity with both juniors and seniors and with patchy mobile coverage, our wi-fi plays a key role in our clubhouse. It is great to see a local broadband company investing back into our local communities; we really appreciate the support we have received from Fibrus.”
James Costello, Youth Development Officer at Rathfriland FC, said: “We want to say a sincere thank you to Fibrus for their much-appreciated support to our club for the sponsorship provided.
“As a local youth football club, with a growing population of both players and teams each year it is imperative we continue to provide opportunities for kids to play football.
“We thank Fibrus for allowing our 2016 team to play this year, in a cool looking kit! We look forward to proudly promoting the Fibrus name through some silky skills on the football pitch from all our boys and girls!”
Fibrus said the sponsorship deal with the Co Down team is a good fit for the company which recently installed its full fibre broadband in the local area.
The broadband infrastructure was rolled out by Fibrus Networks Ltd, the region’s fastest growing telecoms provider, specialising in full fibre solutions for rural and regional communities.