Apache North Sea have been named Cove Rangers FC Youth Development Partner.
COVE RANGERS are delighted to announce leading oil and gas exploration and production company, Apache North Sea have been named Cove Rangers FC Youth Development Partner.
Apache have agreed an initial one year deal, with the option to extend beyond that, providing a significant boost to the funding of Cove's youth development programme.
Cove chairman Keith Moorhouse said: "We are delighted to have secured Apache, a well-respected global E&P company, as sponsorship partners. Their support will make an enormous difference to the club and will ensure the continued success of our youth development programme, which has always been a vital part of the Cove Rangers set-up."
Patricia Paterson, Executive Assistant of Apache, whose offices are based at Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells said: "Cove have recently moved to the new Balmoral Stadium and have stated their ambitions to make the step up to the Scottish Professional Football League at some stage in the future. "It seemed the perfect fit for Apache to come on board as a sponsor at the start of their very first season at Balmoral Stadium. Apache’s approach to giving back in the communities where we operate centres on the simple philosophy to “give where we live” and we are delighted to be named Cove’s Youth Development Partner.
Cove have a proud history of developing home grown talents.
They include Scott Paterson, who Cove sold to Liverpool in 1992, and Scotland under-21 cap Paul Coutts, who joined Peterborough United and now plays for Sheffield United.
Blair Yule, Harry Milne, Connor Scully and Sam Burnett are among the current Cove first team regulars who are products of the club's youth programme.
Cove manager John Sheran said: "Apache agreeing to support the youth system is fantastic news for us.
"It's important we continue to develop players as talented as Blair, Harry, Connor and Sam are if Cove want to continue being one of the leading sides in Highland League football.
"Thanks to Apache's funding we will have more of a chance of achieving that."