BetMcLean in extended League Cup sponsorship deal

The NI Football League has extended the long-term title partnership of the League Cup with BetMcLean for a further three years.

By Sports Desk
Thursday, 8th July 2021, 10:00 am

The partnership was originally agreed in 2017 and the new deal will take both parties up to a total of seven seasons working together.

During the past four years, the status of the League Cup competition has shown continued growth with impressive cup final attendances rising and supplemented by coverage across the UK on Sky Sports as the competition finale returned to the National Stadium at Windsor Park.

Steven Mills, NIFL said: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with BetMcLean for another three seasons.

Paul McLean (BetMcLean) and Steven Mills (NI Football League) at the announcement of the extension of BetMcLean’s sponsorship of the League Cup for a further three seasons.

“Support from sponsorship is vital to the NI Football League and we thank everyone at BetMcLean for their continued backing.”

Paul McLean, BetMcLean, said the sponsorship association was a ‘key part’ of the Northern Ireland firm’s business.

“The extension of the sponsorship continues to be a key part of our business and we have enjoyed the development of the competition since 2017.

“Our commitment is to help NIFL grow the competition and we look forward with excitement to the next three seasons.”

The 2020/2021 BetMcLean League Cup competition was not played due to Covid-19, with the most recent final taking place in February 2020, when Coleraine defeated Crusaders at Windsor Park.

This season’s competition returns with a preliminary round on Saturday, July 31 with the final scheduled for Saturday, February 19 2022.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to and enjoy unlimited access to the best Northern Irish and UK news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than five articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. To subscribe, click here.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Thank you,

Alistair Bushe