Aberdeen unveil new home kit and new club sponsor

Jonny Hayes shows off the new home kit at Pittodrie. Picture: SNS
Jonny Hayes shows off the new home kit at Pittodrie. Picture: SNS
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ABERDEEN have announced a bumper deal with Saltire Energy that sees the firm become the new club sponsor for the next three years.

The seven-figure package will see the energy company involved in a major partnership extending beyond the first team squad.

The Pittodrie club have also unveiled their new home kit for the 2014/15 campaign, which will carry Saltire Energy’s logo on the shirt’s front.

Dons vice chairman George Yule told the club’s website, afc.co.uk: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this partnership with Saltire Energy, an organisation that already enjoys a close relationship with the club through supporting of several initiatives over the years.

“In addition to Saltire’s involvement with the senior squads, they are also going to support all of our youth development teams which of course are where many first team stars of the future can currently be found.”

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Portlethen, Saltire Energy focuses on supplying drilling equipment to the oil and gas industry.

The firm’s boss, Mike Loggie, added: “I am thrilled that Saltire Energy will be building upon an already successful relationship with AFC. Saltire Energy has supported the youth teams at the club for a number of years and this move is very much a natural progression for us.

“I am a long-standing fan of the club and admire the way they perform both on and off the pitch.

“We are proud to be associated with the club and see the Saltire Energy brand on the new kit, which looks great. This is such an exciting time for AFC - I am really looking forward to watching the club’s run of success continue into next season and beyond.”

The new strips, again provided by Adidas, feature red shirts, shorts and socks with white Adidas piping.

The club have also reverted to a ‘retro-style’ badge, featuring the ‘AFC’ part of their logo.