ACE GROUP AGREE RECORD THREE YEAR DEAL TO BECOME NEW SHIRT SPONSORS OF COVE RANGERS
ACE TRIO: New shirt sponsor Terry Cobban, centre, with latest signing Jamie Redman, right and midfielder Connor Scully at Balmoral Stadium.
COVE Rangers Football Club are delighted to confirm ACE Group as the club’s new shirt sponsors.
The six figure, three year deal agreed with ACE is the most lucrative in the club’s history.
Cove Rangers chairman Keith Moorhouse said: “We would like to thank ACE and their managing director, Terry Cobban, for their backing ahead of our first season playing in the SPFL’s League Two.
“Terry first became a sponsor last season but we really appreciate him increasing his support considerably at what is a crucial stage in our history.
“We are delighted to have become the first Highland League club to earn promotion via the SPFL’s Pyramid Play-Offs but won’t be content with just playing in League Two.
“We have ambitions to move further up the SPFL over the next three years and the support we are getting from ACE can help us achieve that.”
ACE Group are Aberdeen’s leading independent freight forwarding and dangerous goods specialist company.
Serving predominantly the Oil & Gas industry, the company currently supply services to all of the major drilling, exploration and production areas of the world.
Their main headquarters are in Aberdeen but they have a network of offices in strategic locations worldwide.
They began supporting Cove Rangers 12 months ago through trackside advertising, match sponsorship and as sponsors of strikers Mitch Megginson and Paul McManus.
Managing director Terry Cobban said: “It is an honour to have been chosen as the club’s shirt sponsors.
“We have been very impressed by what we have seen since agreeing to support the club last year.
“ACE are very much a local company with a global reach while Cove Rangers have now firmly established themselves as Aberdeen’s second senior side.
“They are forward thinking with ambition and a determination to succeed but also have a long standing reputation for being more of a family than just a football club.
“Those are core values that exist between both of us.
“Our approach to business and theirs to football sit so harmoniously together agreeing to become shirt sponsors seemed the obvious next step to take.”
ACE Group training director Lesley Finnie added: “We are absolutely delighted to be part of this and look forward to sharing many great occasions over the next three years.
“When we attended matches last season we were always struck by the warmth of the hospitality shown to us at Balmoral Stadium.
“Everyone is so friendly and positive while at the same time very professional in everything that they do.
“As Terry said, it’s more than a football club, it’s a family and we are pleased to have become the latest addition to that family.”
As well as securing ACE Group as shirts sponsors, Cove Rangers also receive much valued support from Balmoral Group, Centurion Group, Apache and Autosonic.
ACE Group have replaced Rainbow City Taxis, who were the club’s shirt sponsors for several years.
Central Coaches, another long term backer, have also stepped down.
Cove chairman Keith said: “We would like to express our appreciation for the backing we received from Rainbow and Central and wish both companies all the very best for the future.”
WELCOME ON BOARD: Cove Rangers chairman Keith Moorhouse, far right, with, from left, Terry Cobban, of new shirt sponsors ACE, Connor Scully and Jamie Redman.