FINGAL-BASED express services provide DHL Express and the FAI have announced the renewal and extension of its sponsorship agreement until 2014.
The new sponsorship agreement will see DHL Express continue as the official logistics partner to the senior international team as well as all other Irish international teams. This announcement comes as the Senior Team prepares to take on Germany in their first home qualification game for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. DHL Express has been the official partner to the FAI for almost 20 years and throughout this period has shipped all team kit, training equipment and team supplies.
But it doesn't end there, with other shipments including everything from match reports and video analysis, passports and legal documents, physio equipment and tables, right up to golf clubs and players' lucky boots! As part of the renewed agreement, DHL Express will continue to be responsible for all international express shipments and freight movements, including delivery of the senior international team kit and equipment. And whilst greatest focus is understandably placed on the senior team, DHL's support also extends to delivery of team kit and equipment for all other Irish international teams over the next two years.
Bernard McCarthy, Managing Director, DHL Express Ireland said: 'We are delighted to renew this partnership and in so doing we are committed to providing our unparalleled logistics expertise to the FAI. DHL Express has been a big supporter of football in Ireland and we will continue to play our part to facilitate the success of all of our international soccer teams.' FAI Chief Executive, John Delaney, said: 'As one of our longest-standing sponsors we are delighted that DHL Express has renewed its partnership with us.
The have been our official express and logistic partner for almost 20 years now and with their local knowledge, global network and worldwide reputation they are the perfect fit for our complex logistic requirements. The ongoing support provided by the local DHL Express team has been invaluable to us over recent years. ' This was most evident in the run-up, during and after Euro 2012 with over 16 tonnes of kit and equipment moved over the period. We look forward to growing and strengthening our relationship even further and I'm confident that together we can continue to deliver on and off the pitch.;