Tottenham Agree Expansion of Investec Sponsorship
May 17, 2011
English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have expanded their partnership with Investec, the South African banking specialist that has sponsored the team in the UEFA Champions League this season.
Investec will now sponsor the club’s pre-season tour to South Africa in July where they will play in the 2011 Vodacom Challenge Cup. During the tournament, Tottenham will wear Investec branded shirts, as they have done in the Champions League, where they reached the quarter finals.
Throughout the side’s training camp, Investec will work with Tottenham on various grassroots and community schemes, including a coaching clinic and at the company’s local soccer initiative – the Investec Soccer League.
Investec first partnered with Tottenham as the club’s cup shirt sponsor in July 2010, with the firm’s logo appearing on the front of the team’s shirts for all matches in domestic and European knockout competitions.
Following the announcement, Stephen Koseff of Investec commented: “We are very proud to be supporting Tottenham Hotspur on our home turf in South Africa this winter where they will be playing their pre-season tour. After reaching the quarter finals of the Champions League and enjoying a hugely successful first season as cup competition shirt sponsor, Investec looks forward to welcoming the team to South Africa and introducing them to some of our wonderful projects.”
Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur’s chairman, added: “We are delighted that Investec will be supporting our tour of South Africa in July. Since becoming the club’s cup competition shirt sponsor we have enjoyed an exciting run in the Champions League, reaching the quarter finals of the competition. Spurs have a special relationship with South Africa and there is a great synergy between the two brands, which we are looking forward to further developing during the course of this year.”