A four-year partnership sees Sky become a Primary Partner of the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team through two major tournaments – the 2023 World Cup and 2025 Euros.
Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team Manager, Vera Pauw, told fai.ie: “The significance of this partnership announcement is testament to the dedication of every one of the players and backroom staff members for what they continue to achieve, on and off the pitch.
“The support of a brand like Sky, as we turn our focus to the 2023 FIFA World Cup, is hugely exciting. Everyone involved with the Ireland squad are thrilled to welcome Sky to our team, and we look forward to working with them.”
FAI CEO, Jonathan Hill, said: “This is yet another really positive step forward for women’s and girls’ football in Ireland and comes on the back of our historic announcement on equal pay last week.
“Football for women and girls is a core focus within our FAI Strategy and this truly is a landmark announcement for the FAI. Partnerships like this are exactly what will help us to grow the women’s game and ensure opportunities for younger generations to come and indeed, to persuade more women to get involved in the game full stop – be it as coaches, administrators or players.”
CEO of Sky Ireland, JD Buckley, said: “This is a momentous day for the whole team at Sky Ireland and one that we are exceptionally excited about.
“This squad is made up of incredible people who have broken through barriers, both on and off the pitch. They are, and will continue to be, an inspiration to people of all ages right across the country. ”