Betsson and Avaldsnes IL Enter Sponsorship Deal
The Karmøy football club signs its largest sponsorship agreement ever.
Betsson has signed a main sponsorship agreement with the Norwegian Toppserie club, Avaldsnes IL. The sponsorship is another step in Betsson’s commitment to diversity and gender equality in sports.
As a club, Avaldsnes has built a name for itself in Europe through strong performances in the Champions League in recent years. Through this agreement, Betsson provides financial support to Avaldsnes in their journey to qualify for the Champions League every season.
Ronni Hartvig, Chief Commercial Officer at Betsson Group said, “At Betsson, we believe in diversity as a key innovation factor in all areas, including sports. We are happy to witness more interest in women’s football and we want to be part of that drive. We also believe that our brand will get valuable worldwide exposure in future Champions League matches. This is a strategic agreement that we are confident will benefit both parties in the years to come.”
Speaking about the agreement, Stian Staveland Nygaard, General Manager of Avaldsnes Elite, believes the deal with Betsson is a key element to be able to reach the club’s goals. “Running a top club aspiring to win the league and to play in the Champions League is expensive. In order to fulfil our ambitions, we depend on strong sponsors backing us, and we are very happy that we landed this agreement with Betsson. It is our biggest sponsorship deal of all time and provides stability in these challenging times.
“The sponsorship market has changed during this last year, and we have had to think differently. Having Betsson as a partner believing in our project allows us to invest, instead of having to lower our ambitions, which would have been the sad alternative,” said Stian.