The Camanachd Association works closely with, and is appreciative of, the support given by a number of sponsors and partners to deliver initiatives, events and activities that enhance the provision of the game and the quality of activities that underpin the development of shinty.
This support is essential to the on-going work of the Camanachd Association and shinty’s profile as an important sport for many clubs and communities across Scotland and beyond.
sportscotland provide an investment grant to the Camanachd Association each year to assist in increasing participation and improving performance.
The Camanachd Association this year announced that Scottish Hydro has signed a three year extension to their shinty sponsorship of the Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup Competition and various youth activities.
The renewal represents an investment of more than £150,000 over the next three years. As well as the Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup, the sponsorship will also cover the Scottish Hydro Youth Development Camp for Under 17 players and the Scottish Hydro Youth Development Fund. The Fund, which was introduced in 2011, aims to support member clubs who wish to increase youth participation by providing a grant award in support of new or enhanced club initiatives that will deliver sustainable growth in the number of young people playing shinty.
Jonny Petrie, Sponsorship Manager of Scottish Hydro, spoke of his delight at Scottish Hydro maintaining their financial commitment and support of shinty and the Camanachd Association. He said, “We are very proud to be associated with the game of shinty. By extending our sponsorship of the Camanachd Cup, and supporting both the Youth Development Camp for Under 17 players and the Youth Development Fund, we are reaching out to players at various stages in their journey through this great sport.”
Marine Harvest is the world’s leading seafood company and the largest producer of farmed salmon. They sponsor the Shinty/Hurling International, North Division 1, 2 and 3, South Division 1 and 2, all youth leagues and the Women’s Camanachd Association.
The Orion Group came on board at the start of 2012 as sponsor of the game’s top league: The Orion Group Premiership.
Speaking of the sponsorship Orion Group’s Head of Marketing Development, Scott Burns-Smith said: “Whilst Orion Group is a worldwide business our history is firmly in the Highlands. As a company we have a strong focus in working with the communities on various projects and commercial opportunities and we are pleased to offer our support to the Camanachd Association. 2012 is an exciting year for us with the Group celebrating its 25 year anniversary and we all look forward to the launch of the Orion Group Premiership in March.”
The Co-operative are the current sponsor of The MacTavish Cup competition. On speaking of the sponsorship, The Scottish Co-operative’s Operational Director John McNeill said, “As the Highland and Island’s community retailer, The Scottish Co-operative is committed to supporting the communities it serves, therefore, we are delighted to sponsor this major, and very popular, shinty event.”