Belfast Telegraph

Vauxhall named IFA sponsor

by Chris McCann

The Irish Football Association unveiled Vauxhall Motors as their new title sponsor of the Northern Ireland International teams.

Vauxhall, one of Britain's leading automotive brands, has signed a three-and-a-half year agreement with the Irish FA.

The sponsorship includes all senior international fixtures including Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

As well as the senior men’s team, the partnership includes women’s national squads and all national age group teams.

Announcing the partnership at Windsor Park today, Irish FA Chief Executive Patrick Nelson said: “This is truly fantastic news for Northern Ireland football.

“The support of Vauxhall will be invaluable in helping us deliver further footballing progress at a senior and junior level.”

Vauxhall Managing Director Duncan Aldred said: “We are delighted to be the new title sponsor of the Irish FA.

“We are making a big commitment to football and Northern Ireland is an extremely important piece of this commitment.”

Northern Ireland International Manager Nigel Worthington said: “We are all really pleased to have them on board and are sure this is going to prove a very fruitful and successful partnership.”

Today's announcement at Windsor Park completes a hat-trick of sponsorship announcements by Vauxhall in the past three days. Earlier this week Vauxhall announced they were to be the lead partners of the English FA and the Football Association of Wales.

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