20 August 2014

Continental partners Women's FAI

Continental Tyres and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have announced a partnership today that will see the German-based tyre manufacturer become an official partner of women's football in Ireland.

In addition to becoming the main supporter of Irish women's football, Continental has been named as the title sponsor of the Women's National League which will be rebranded as the Continental Tyres Women's National League. The company will also lend its name to the Continental Tyres Women's FAI Cup, the Continental Tyres Women's Senior FAI Cup and the FAI's Elite Camps that foster the development of emerging football talent. The new season kicks off on Sunday 24 August.

Guy Frobisher, Continental Tyres Marketing Director for Region North, said "Continental has a long history of supporting football at ever level from senior international through to club level and right down to grass roots and community football programmes, so we are delighted to extend that support to Ireland by becoming the official partner of women''s football here."

Continental Tyres has a long and rich history with football. They have been an official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro Championship and is the official partner of women's football in England and title sponsor of the Continental Cup.

Fran Gavin of the FAI Management Team is pictured with Guy Frobisher of Continental Tyres, and representatives of women's teams from around the country at the announcement.

The new partnership has been welcomed by the CEO of the FAI, John Delaney.

Pictured at the announcement are front: Sue Ronan, Republic of Ireland's Women's National team manager, and Martin O'Neill, Republic of Ireland International team manager. Back row - John Delaney, Chief Executive FAI, Guy Frobisher, Continental Tyres Marketing Director for Regional North.

Below - Representatives of the seven Continental Tyres Women's National League teams: Orlagh Nolan, UCD Waves, Emma Hanberry, Castlebar Celtic, Clare Kinsella, Peamount United, Trish Fennelly, Cork City, Kylie Murphy Wexford Youth AFC, Rebecca Creagh, Raheny United and Ruth Fahy, Galway United.