Record signing for Stranraer FC

Pictured (l to r) wearing the new home strip is Stranraer Football Club Captain, Frank McKeown alongside SFC Manager, Stephen Aitken, Stena Line's, Gordon Irons and wearing the away kit, SFC player Scott Robertson.

Pictured (l to r) wearing the new home strip is Stranraer Football Club Captain, Frank McKeown alongside SFC Manager, Stephen Aitken, Stena Line's, Gordon Irons and wearing the away kit, SFC player Scott Robertson.

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Leading ferry company Stena Line makes British football history with 27th season of support for Stranraer Football Club.

As we say goodbye to a record breaking World Cup on the other side of the globe, football records are being set nearer to home with news that one of the longest unbroken sponsorship deals in British Football history is set to continue for a 27th consecutive season. Ferry giant Stena Line has just renewed its shirt sponsorship deal with Stranraer Football Club for the 2014/15 season, making the Scottish club top of British Football’s list for continuous shirt sponsors.

Paul Grant, Stena Line’s Route Manager Irish Sea North, said: “With a few notable exceptions, modern day football has become synominous with shorter and shorter contracts as players and managers tread the merry-go-round of club after club in ever increasing numbers. For the last 26 years we have stood by Stranraer Football Club through the ups and downs of league and cup life.

“We’re very excited about the upcoming season with Stranraer Football Club as we continue our landmark sponsorship of the team. This will be the 27th unbroken year that we have sponsored the club and we hope that over the coming months they really make their mark on the league.

“The team played well enough to reach the promotion play-offs last season which would have given them a place in the Scottish Championship League but in the end they were narrowly edged out. However, we feel that this will be Stranraer Football Club’s season and as they forge ahead with a new-look strip, we would like to wish them every success for their upcoming games.”

Davie McMillan, Committee Member, Stranraer FC said: “For twenty-six seasons now Stena Line has been behind the team and for that we are very grateful. A record breaking 27th season of support is a real pre season boost for the whole club and our supporters.

“The players, management and fans are very much looking forward to a busy and, hopefully, winning season with some tough matches coming our way. The players’ commitment and dedication will ensure no one will get an easy win, home or away, and the unyielding support of the Stranraer FC fans and Stena Line continues to inspire us all.”

For more information on Stena Line visit www.stenaline.co.uk.

Michael McCrory

Account Director

Duffy Rafferty Communications

18 Heron Road, Belfast, BT3 9LE

Tel: +44 (0)28 9073 0880

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