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New sponsor for Centenary Shield
News Date 01/03/2022
INSPIRESPORT NAMED AS CENTENARY SHIELD SPONSORS AND SAFIB PRINCIPAL PARTNER

The UK’s number one provider of youth sports development tours, inspiresport, is proud to be named as sponsors of this year’s SAFIB Centenary Shield Competition.

The inspiresport Centenary Shield sees U18 Boys teams from all the Home Nations and the Republic of Ireland play a series of matches in March and April, and for the 2022 tournament, games will be broadcast across the BBC via iPlayer, the BBC Sport app and connected Red Button.

Steve Butchart, Managing Director at inspiresport said:

“After our lengthy relationships with several of the SAFIB Home Nation governing bodies, it’s extremely pleasing to continue our commitment to Schools Football in becoming title sponsors for this year’s Centenary Shield competition. And for this to coincide with SAFIB securing a broadcast deal with the BBC highlights the continued demand for competitive youth sport at all levels.”

SAFIB Secretary, Mike Spinks, commented:

“I’ve known Steve and the inspiresport team for several years, and we’re delighted they have agreed to be title sponsors for this year’s tournament. And with the fantastic news recently announced regarding the BBC broadcast agreement, the 2022 competition will raise the profile of school’s football and showcase the commitment and ability of all those involved.”

The inspiresport Centenary Shield games will commence from Thursday 3 March 2022 for 8 weeks, with Scotland kicking off their campaign at home to Northern Ireland.


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