Principal sponsor extends agreement till 2034
We are absolutely delighted to announce an extension of our sponsorship agreement with Marine Travel. The extension is to continue with the front of shirt and stadium naming rights agreements thru to May 2034. This is pretty unique in the world of sport these days! Marine Travel based in Canterbury, Dublin & the Philippines has signed similar agreements with both Canterbury Rugby Club and Marine Football Club. These new agreements will hopefully further cement the friendships and commercial relationships between all parties.
David Thompson, Marine Travel Managing Director says;
“I am over the moon to extend these agreements, which will take our involvement with these clubs to 25 & 20 years respectively. We have enjoyed highs and lows together in the past, myself and my staff hope to enjoy many more highs in the coming years. It’s a real privilege to be involved with both clubs”
Giles Hilton, Chairman of Canterbury Rugby Club said;
“When Dave Thompson offered Canterbury a unique long term extension of the sponsorship deal ten years ago neither he nor us could have foreseen the club’s amazing growth. His generosity and love of sport have played no small part in making that possible and extending that support for a further ten years means we can look to even broader horizons. Dave and Marine Travel have become an essential and valued part of Canterbury community rugby, not only as brilliant sponsors but as friends and fans. We are lucky to have them”
Paul Leary, Chairman of Marine Football Club added;
“The association, support, commitment and loyalty given by Dave Thompson to Marine Football club as main shirt and stadium sponsor since 2012 has been exceptional. This sponsorship commitment at any level of professional sport is unique and demonstrates absolutely the strength of the relationship and feelings that Dave has for the football club that he has supported since he was a young boy.”