Celton Manx, as operator of the global online sportsbook SBOBET, is to be principal sponsor of Wexford Youths Football Club for the 2016 season of the Premier Division of the League of Ireland, SSE Airtricity League.
Additionally the company has pledged to support the club’s nominated charity, the Wexford Women’s Refuge Centre.
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘We are pleased to have entered into a sponsorship agreement with a club now in its first season playing in the top tier of Irish football, and to be able to share with them their hard-fought success during 2016. Wexford Youths FC is clearly a club with its eye very much on the future, encouraging talent and making lasting contributions to the community, values we applaud and by which Celton Manx has always operated.
‘I am confident that this will be a partnership that will not only lead to a heightened brand presence in the Republic of Ireland for SBOBET and raise the Isle of Man’s profile there, but also serve to strengthen Wexford’s standing in the League of Ireland and enable the club to develop positive links with the local community.’
Wexford Youths’ manager Shane Keegan said: ‘For the club to be aligned with such a trusted global brand as SBOBET is a tremendous coup. To have Celton Manx as our principal sponsor will open up exciting new opportunities for our players, our supporters and indeed, for the Wexford community. We are all looking forward to the 2016 season and developing what I am sure will be a mutually beneficial relationship with Celton Manx and the Isle of Man.’