Technology managed services provider ITEC has renewed its sponsorship of the Cornish Pirates’ Hospitality and Entertainment Marquee for the third consecutive year. This renewed three-year commitment will enable the club to welcome more guests in its hospitality suite in the upcoming season.
In addition to its sponsorship pledge and as the Cornish Pirates’ official Technology Partner, ITEC will be developing an interactive app for supporters on match days, initially designed to replace the matchday programme. There will be player bios for both the Pirates and the opposition players including the one to watch, directions, stadium information and a meet the sponsors page.
ITEC will also be sponsoring the new post-match interview and number 7 shirt, in addition to introducing an ITEC/HP Post of the Week prize on the club’s social media. ITEC is actively involved in partnering with teams and sporting facilities in the South West, with Bristol Sport and Somerset Cricket Club among its list of customers.
Nick Orme, CEO of ITEC said:
“The Cornish Pirates are coming back stronger than ever with an incredibly impressive team. We’re committed to helping them grow as a club and given there are plenty of avid fans based in our Cornwall office, it seemed a natural fit to sponsor them for another three years. We look forward to seeing what they can deliver this season.”
The 2019/20 season will be one of the last for the Pirates at Mennaye Field in Penzance, as development plans forge ahead for the Stadium of Cornwall which will house both the rugby union team and Truro City FC.
Robin James, COO of the Cornish Pirates commented:
‘’With our hospitality marquee being refreshed for the 2019/2020 season and increased to cater for 200 guests sitting down to a fantastic meal freshly prepared by Roseworthy Farms, we are delighted that ITEC have agreed to renew their sponsorship with us for another three seasons.
“In addition to sponsoring our hospitality marquee, which has been incredibly successful, they will develop an APP to enable us to provide our fans with an electronic match programme, they will sponsor our No7 shirt, an ITEC/HP prize to be given at each home game for ‘’social media post of the week’’, plus they will organise an interview after each home match hosted by John Martin and filmed by Alan Spurgeon and his team at Hedgehog.
“It is fantastic and exciting what ITEC are providing for the next three seasons. They have certainly upped their game and we look forward to matching that on the Mennaye Field for the next couple of seasons – with an eye to the future playing at the new Stadium for Cornwall.’’