The club is delighted to unveil two major new partners to Caledonian Stadium and they are joining us together by way of our brand new 2020/21 home kit!
Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC are pleased to confirm that we have signed a multi-year partnership with PUMA, one of the most famous brand names in world football. They will become our technical kit supplier as well as our official retail partner.
Speaking on behalf of PUMA, Russ Thomas said ‘We are delighted to welcome Caley Thistle to the PUMA family. We are really thrilled to partner the Club and look forward to bringing exciting new product into the Club Shop and onto their Fort George Training Ground over the coming weeks and months.’
Club CEO Scot Gardiner said “I am delighted to conclude this prestigious partnership for the club and having worked closely with the team at PUMA in previous years, I know very well the reputation of this worldwide sportswear brand and the quality of their product.”
“We have looked at the first 25 years of ICTFC kit and we believed that it was time to try and recapture an identity for our home kit in particular. The many people we discussed previous years designs with all seemed to be thinking along the same lines and I hope the fans are in agreement.”
“We will look to launch pre-orders for the home kit early next week with delivery later in the summer due to COVID-19. Our striking new PUMA Away kit will be revealed in short order as well, along with a brand new training wear range. I know that Manager John Robertson, the players and everyone associated with the club is looking forward to working with PUMA.”
Also joining the club as significant new partners are Intelligent Land Investments.
Intelligent Land Investments, or ILI is a green energy group, based in Hamilton, with a history of successful renewable developments. It is currently planning the £600 million Red John pumped storage hydro scheme at Dores, just south of Inverness. They will be the main shirt sponsor of the club with their company logo emblazoned on both home and away jerseys.
Speaking to the club this week, CEO Mark Wilson said “Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC has been part of the community for an illustrious 25 years. Alongside the Club, the ILI Group wants to play a major part in the city’s economic and social life by creating local employment and investment. This sponsorship is an indication of our determination to be here for the long-term.”
ICTFC Chairman Ross Morrison and CEO Scot Gardiner have spent a number of months working closely with ILI CEO Mark Wilson and his team and everyone is absolutely delighted to see the fruits of those discussions finally illustrated on what we hope will be one of the best selling Caley Thistle jerseys for many years.
Speaking last night, the Chairman commented, “We have worked hard with Mark and the guys at ILI since last year and like us, they are extremely determined to have a positive influence on the economy of Inverness and the surrounding area as we begin to exit from this pandemic, we look forward to a long and successful partnership which will hopefully deliver an injection of prosperity back into the Highlands.”
ILI follow the excellent solicitors and estate agents McEwan Fraser Legal, who successfully partnered Caley Thistle and we thank them for their sterling support. Similarly, we thank Errea for their backing over many years as kit suppliers.