In May 2017 at the home of Scottish Rugby, BT Murrayfield, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK was unveiled as on Official Partner of Scottish Rugby.
Alongside supporting all levels of the game from grassroots, the professional game, to the elite squad, Mitsubishi will also put its full support into the youth rugby in Scotland as the title sponsor of the Schools and Youth Conference.
Mitsubishi Motors UK will also provide a fleet of vehicles to support Scottish Rugby’s network of development staff across the county. Mitsubishi L200’s all decaled up with rugby logos and the widely recognised Mitsubishi “Three Diamonds” badge will be spotted around Scotland.
Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “I’m very pleased Mitsubishi Motors in the UK are partnering with Scottish Rugby. Mitsubishi is a globally recognised brand with a track record of innovation, excellence and quality so we look forward to working closely with them in a further example of our strong links with Japan”
The new deal further reinforces Scottish Rugby’s links to Japan after signing its landmark Strategic Alliance Agreement with the City of Nagasaki in August 2016 which will see the Scotland national team hold a pre-Rugby World Cup 2019 camp in the city ahead of the tournament.
Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: “We are very excited to become Scottish Rugby’s official partner. The partnership comes as a natural progression for us within rugby in the UK.
We are delighted to play a part in the future of Scottish rugby, particularly as their pioneering approach to Youth sport mirrors the innovative culture at the heart of our business. We’re looking forward to being involved in Scottish Rugby at all levels of the game, particularly in the build in to the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019”.
The partnership between Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and Scottish Rugby will see a “kit for clubs and schools scheme, providing them with access to training and match kit to further develop Mitsubishi’s involvement at the heart of the game.
Already involved in the sport, Mitsubishi Motors has been a sponsor of England Rugby since 2016 and Gloucester Rugby since 2005. Mitsubishi Motors also holds partnerships with both Edinburgh Rugby and the Salford Red Devils.