Murrayfield Racers have secured a five-figure sponsorship deal with Lothians-based K C Scaffolding.
The agreement is understood to be the biggest in Edinburgh ice hockey for 15 years and the Musselburgh firm will have their name prominently displayed on the club’s newly-designed shirt, will advertise around the Murrayfield rink and become a match sponsor.
Racers will play in the Scottish National League (SNL) after their bid to compete in the UK-wide Elite League was turned down. The club do, however, retain ambitions to play at the top level again.
Kevin Connachan, managing director of K C Scaffolding, firmly believes Racers will become a successful club on the British sporting stage again.
He said: “That is why we are pleased to come on board as Racers launch their initial campaign. We are a national company and we believe that under Tony Hand this club will grow and have success on the national stage.”
Tony Hand, Racers’ director of hockey and a former Ayr Scottish Eagles and Dundee Stars player, said: “Racers are starting their journey and our long-term aim is once again to be playing quality hockey at the highest level in this country. We believe there is great synergy here and we are pleased to have them on board.”
Racers play their first competitive match at Dundee Comets in the Caledonian Cup this Saturday (7pm), while the club’s first match at Murrayfield is on Sunday (6pm).