IPIC and Borealis renew sponsorship with Al Jazira

ABU DHABI — The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and Borealis have renewed their exclusive sponsorship agreement with Al Jazira Club football team for another season.

By (James Jose)

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Published: Thu 29 Sep 2011, 10:29 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 7:17 PM

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“We thank IPIC and Borealis for their significant continued contribution to supporting our success,” Al Jazira Club CEO Phil Anderton, said on Wednesday, after inking the deal.

“It is our goal to deliver a first-class team that the UAE and these international sponsors can be proud of,” added Anderton.

Created in 1974, Al Jazira have been one of the heavyweights in UAE football for a long time and they finally etched their name by winning the prestigious President’s Cup and capped it by clinching their maiden UAE League title last season.

And the club hope to continue their winning waysand have hiredBelgian Franky Vercauteren as their new coach after the departure of Brazilian Abel Braga.

The club has also worked at the grassroots level with the opening of the Al Jazira Club Academy in 2004 to nurture young talent.

“We are delighted to provide another round of our full support to the Al Jazira Club by renewing our sponsorship of its winning football team whose players seek to become champions of the UAE’s leagues and internationally,” Khaleefa Al Mehairi, IPIC Director of Human Resources & Administration, said.

“Renewing our sponsorship of the Al Jazira football team reflects our dedication to supporting local and national sport infrastructure and related industries,” Khaleefa Al Mehairi added.

“As part of the IPIC group of companies, we are proud to continue being a sponsor of this fine football team,” Borealis Chief Executive Mark Garrett, said.

“As we continue to expand our interests in the Middle East and Asia, our presence in Abu Dhabi is growing considerably and it is inspiring to play a role in supporting the community and its sporting ambitions. Naturally, we look forward to an exciting season as we watch Al Jazira competes for the championship,” Garrett added.


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