Stena Line to be title sponsor of Belfast Giants for 2016/17 season

Pictured (L-R) at Divis Mountain, Belfast are David Rutherford, Adam Keefe, Diane Poole of Stena Line and Matt Nickerson
Pictured (L-R) at Divis Mountain, Belfast are David Rutherford, Adam Keefe, Diane Poole of Stena Line and Matt Nickerson

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are celebrating after securing their biggest re-signing of the season.

Leading ferry company Stena Line has announced that it will once again become the ice hockey team’s title sponsor in 2016/2017 – for the sixth successive year.

Stena Line has supported the Belfast Giants since 2008 and Diane Poole OBE, Head of PR and Communications at Stena Line explained why everyone at the company was pleased to support the sporting champions for another year.

“We are delighted to be the title sponsor of the Belfast Giants again and we’re really looking forward to another thrilling season which will no doubt have fans on the edge of their seats.,” Diane said.

“We know that the players can build on their fantastic previous achievements and will be aiming high for the 2016/17 season.

“Stena Line supports the players by regularly transporting the players, and their loyal fans, to away games in the UK throughout the season as well as visiting teams who come to Belfast for their matches – so we have got to know the players very well and have a great relationship with them.

“The Stena Line Belfast Giants pride themselves in taking the time to get to know their fans and supporters should keep an eye out for news on fun promotions happening over the coming months that will allow them to get up close and personal with their favourite players.

“The players are a huge hit with the people of Belfast as well as further afield and they are the team everyone else in the league wants to beat.

“On behalf of everyone at Stena Line, and the loyal fan base who supports them at every match, home or away, we’d like to wish them all the best of luck for the coming season.”

Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations at the Stena Line Belfast Giant, added: “We are thrilled to renew our sponsorship with Stena Line and look forward to another successful season.

“Last year we welcomed over 150,000 fans to the arena and the popularity of the sport here in Northern Ireland just seems to keep growing very year. Our fans are fantastic and anyone who has been to a match will know that their energy and enthusiasm for the game is unrivalled.

“We look forward to November when the SSE Arena will play host to the 2016 Friendship Four event and I am excited to see what this season will bring as I am confident that we can go all the way to the top of the league this year.”

For further information on Stena Line or to make a booking click on www.stenaline.co.uk or call 08447 70 70 70. For further information on the Stena Line Belfast Giants visit www.belfastgiants.com