We are looking for sponsorship of our curling teams. Sponsors who would be prepared to support us in our efforts, either financially or by providing goods or equipment.
The Irish Curling Association is recognized by the Olympic Council of Ireland and the World Curling Federation (WCF). This enables us to compete as a country at international level in European, World and Olympic events. We are also moving forward in setting the groundwork to re-establish curling in Ireland and develop the sport.
Sponsors would get exposure through our various international endeavours, including WCF competitions (some of which are televised), web site, social media, advertising etc.
If you are interested in helping our competitive and development aspirations, please get in touch. Contact details are on the “Contact Us” web page.
Sponsorship Announcement – April 2016
The current Irish ladies curling squad (Team Anderson) have announced that Kerry Group has come on board as main sponsor to the team for the forthcoming WCF C-Division European Championship and the 2016/2017 season.
With its headquarters based in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Kerry Group is a world leader in the global food industry. Kerry provides market leading innovation through its Taste & Nutrition technologies and systems for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets.
Kerry has enjoyed phenomenal success since commencing operations in 1972, and now markets some of the best known and best performing brands in the chilled food sector including, Dairygold, Richmond, Charleville and Yollies through its Kerry Foods branch. Kerry Agribusiness forms the third strand of the Group, which works closely with the Group’s 3,500 milk suppliers in the South West of Ireland, ensuring the efficient production of high quality milk as a source of premium quality, sustainably produced dairy and nutritional products.
Speaking about the ladies team, Kerry Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Frank Hayes said:
“Kerry Group has a proud record of supporting a range of community development, arts, education and sporting initiatives. We are pleased to support the Team Ireland Ladies Curling and wish the team every success in the upcoming tournament.”
As the ladies prepare for the C-Division European Championship, taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 25 April to 1 May 2016, skip Ailsa Anderson said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be joined by Kerry Group. Their generous sponsorship means that the ladies can invest in the future of the team.
“Kerry Group’s sponsorship also secures the attendance of Coach, Martin Sutherland at the Championships, something which the Team might otherwise have been unable to afford without securing sponsorship.
Martin is an invaluable member of our Team and we are thrilled that he will be able to accompany us later this month in the pursuit of building on our bronze medal in 2015.”
In addition to the Kerry Group sponsorship, the ladies area also pleased to announce that they have agreed a deal which sees them join the Hardline Family (#Hardlinenation). Watch out for the Irish Ladies using Hardline Power Grip brooms at the C-Division Championship and at competition throughout the 2016/2017 season.
Past Sponsors – R-Wear
The Irish Curling Association were sponsored by R-Wear, a leading Irish sports wear company, ahead of the 2013 World Senior Curling Championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The Irish senior mens team wore state-of-the-art base layers designed by R-Wear when they competed in the Grant-Harvey Centre in April 2013.
The clothing has been specifically designed for winter sports athletes and the Irish players are delighted with the tops, which they wore under their national uniform, and they have proved to be both comfortable and warm.
R-Wear is a quality brand developed by Colin Rea for the sport and casual-wear market.
Colin developed R-Wear brand as he recognised the need for more interesting and diverse range of goods for customers.
The brand is stocked over 100 stores throughout Ireland and the UK. The main products are currently the R-Wear Connects reading glasses and sun glasses which are available in over 70 opticians throughout Ireland and the UK.
Colin comes from a family business background in Bagenalstown, Co.Carlow and also holds a University Degree in Economics.
R-Wear was founded in 2002 and the company is based in the family business department store in Bagenalstown, where Colin is the third generation of his family involved in the business. R-Wear is a 100 per cent Irish-owned company.
Past Sponsors – Albert Bartlett
The Irish Curling Association were absolutely delighted that Albert Bartlett agreed to sponsor us by supporting our 2012 teams in the World Seniors Curling Championships. They have Irish connections through one of their partner companies, Irish Potato Marketing and we feel privileged that they should find the sport of curling to be one that fits their ethos of promoting healthy eating and naturally grown potatoes.
Our teams were proud to carry the Albert Bartlett logo on their shirts at the World Seniors Curling Championships held in Tårnby, Denmark in April 2012.
Albert Bartlett is Britain’s leading grower and packer of potatoes. A family business for more than 60 years, we are fiercely committed to natural farming with minimum interference. Our company slogan: ‘Naturally Grown, Naturally Tasty’ underpins everything we do. We strive to provide value and quality, achieve excellence in environmental care, as well as innovate and excite consumers. Several industry accreditations have come our way as a result of our commitment to the environment and sustainability. We not only agree planting and agronomy with our growers, but also irrigation, harvesting and storage. We monitor insect activity to minimise our use of pesticides and use advanced technology to conserve water and lessen our impact on the environment.