PFJL signs sponsorship deal with 876 Spring Water for 2021/2022 Jamaica Premier League season

By Sports Desk April 14, 2022
Donovan White and Pettrine Harris at the recent signing of the sponsorship agreement between Professional Football Jamaica Limited and 876 Spring Water. Donovan White and Pettrine Harris at the recent signing of the sponsorship agreement between Professional Football Jamaica Limited and 876 Spring Water. Contributed

Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) has secured a JMD $6 million (US$38,000) club sponsorship from 876 Spring Water for the 2021-2022 Jamaica Premier League season.

Donovan White, Commercial Committee Chairman Donovan White of PFJL announced the sponsorship at a recent media event at the Grace Kennedy offices on Harbour Street, Kingston, home of 876 Spring Water.

Under the agreement, 876 Water will be emblazoned across the chest of the Arnett Gardens kit.

White welcomed the sponsorship.

"We welcome Grace Kennedy to the JPL through their 876 Spring Water brand. I know GraceKennedy has always supported football in Jamaica. 876 now adorns the chest of one of our top clubs, Arnett Gardens. We have also gotten positive feedback from our players and coaches about the 876 Spring Water breaks during our matches. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship."

Meanwhile, the Brand Manager of 876 Spring Water, Pettrine Harris, said her company is happy to be a part of the Jamaica Premier League.

“This partnership extends our thrust towards youth development and hydration in sports,” she said.

“We are happy to support the Arnett Gardens community through this sponsorship and are pleased with the performance of the team and the fan support.”

White used the opportunity to thank the fans for turning out for the games after the Disaster Risk Management restrictions have been lifted.

“We are ecstatic that the fan support has been building progressively over the last four weeks,” he said. “Two weeks ago, we had a fantastic crowd at Sabina Park for the Arnett Gardens verus Waterhouse game. The lifting of the restrictions has allowed us to re-engage with fans in the league.

"Presently, we are using Sabina Park, Tony Spaulding Complex, Drax Hall, West Pow Park and The Horace Burrell Centre for Excellence, UWI. We are looking to have new venues approved as well.”

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