SPONSORS BACK PIRATES
Paisley Pirates have received a welcome boost ahead of the new ice hockey season, with the news that three main sponsors will be continuing their backing of the club as it begins its defence of the Scottish National League title
Pro-Life Fitness Centre, Cold Blooded Sports, and MWS Skip Hire, all Paisley based companies, will continue to support the club, and their names will in turn continue to be seen on the brand new Pirates’ tops which team members will be wearing in the forthcoming season.
“It’s great news to have the continued support of local based companies, particularly in the current economic climate,” commented coach Ian Turley. “Pro Life Fitness Centre, and in particular Alex Whelan, have been long term supporters of the Pirates, almost since we returned to the Lagoon 25 years ago, so it’s great to have them behind us for another season. Cold Blooded Sports joined up with us a year ago, and in spite of their own terrible problems after the fire which forced them to seek new premises, they were determined to continue backing us, which says a lot for them. MWS Skip Hire is owned by none other than Paisley Pirates legend James Clark, who has been associated with ice hockey in Paisley almost since he could walk, as a junior player, then member of the Pirates, and now a sponsor, so it’s terrific news to have James continuing that association well after the end of his playing days.”
“It shows that local companies feel an affinity with the club and, too, that backing Paisley’s own ice hockey team has positive benefits for them in return,” he went on. “It’s always been a two way process with us to support the companies who support the Pirates, and we like to feel we give value for money in that respect. Potential sponsors might be surprised at how little it costs to back the club, from full team sponsorship all the way through to sponsoring the match night puck, and we’re only too willing to talk to anyone who’s looking for a method of becoming associated with a successful local club, the current Scottish champions, and who are well regarded in the local community.”
“If there are commercial businesses or, indeed, individuals reading this who would be interested in joining the Pirates’ family and increasing their profile locally, they’ve only got to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to talk to them about a mutually beneficial package. We appreciate that in the current climate sponsorship opportunites have to be sensibly priced, and we believe the various options we have on offer are just that, so we hope we can maybe persuade a few more companies to come on board the Pirates’ ship and form a link which suits both our purposes. We’ve already got sponsors’ names on our new jerseys, but we’ll be more than happy to make space for new backers!”