The Football Association of Ireland has today announced a six-year extension to its kit sponsorship deal with leading Irish distribution agency JACC Sports/Toplion in a deal signed by JACC Managing Director Jonathan Courtenay and FAI General Manager Noel Mooney.
The newly extended deal will see all Republic of Ireland teams continue to wear team kit supplied by JACC/Toplion and will commence in August 2020 after UEFA EURO 2020.
This is the sixth time that JACC/Toplion have renewed their sponsorship deal with the FAI, a relationship that goes back to 1994. The renewal is a significant vote of confidence in the FAI going forward as the Association looks to adopt the Governance Review Group report at the AGM on July 27.
Announcing the renewal, Jonathan Courtenay, Managing Director of JACC Sports Distributors Limited, said: “I am delighted to extend our long standing kit sponsorship of the Football Association of Ireland.
“This six-year extension, commencing in August 2020, will see our original and subsequent agreements surpass a total of 32 years since we first partnered with the FAI in September 1994 and will hopefully take us to Qatar in 2022, Germany in 2024 and the ‘United’ North American tournament in 2026,” Courtenay continued.
“We look forward to working with the incoming board of the FAI, alongside the commercial and technical departments, to deliver world-class cutting edge product for both players and fans alike. As an Irish company, we see this as an opportune time to renew our commitment to Irish football and we look forward to embracing the exciting challenges and changing times ahead.”
In welcoming the sponsorship extension, FAI General Manager Noel Mooney said; “The FAI and JACC Sports Distributors Ltd have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership for many years now and this new six-year deal comes at a very important time in the history of Irish football.
“We are looking forward to working closely with JACC as we enter a new exciting chapter for the sport both on and off the field of play. JACC Sports Distributors Ltd provide the FAI with wonderful kit that continues to evolve and flex to meet our requirements and we are delighted to announce that the FAI will proudly wear their kits in Ireland and all around the world until 2026 at least.
“They are also a great supporter of the SSE Airtricity League and have a genuine love of Irish football that makes them a perfect partner for the FAI.”