Smurfit Kappa signs up as a shirt sponsor of Wigan Athletic Football Club

July 05, 2019

Europe's leading paper-based packaging company, Smurfit Kappa, to partner with Wigan Athletic. The sponsorship deal will see the company’s brand appear on the back of Latics’ 2019-20 home and away kits, that will be revealed on Friday 5th July 2019.

  • Smurfit Kappa to be Wigan Athletic’s new back of shirt sponsor for the 2019-20 Championship campaign.
  • Smurfit Kappa, one of the leading paper-based packaging organisations in the world, link up with Wigan Athletic.
  • Wigan Athletic Executive Chairman, Darren Royle, said: “To partner with a globally recognised business such as Smurfit Kappa is a great opportunity and major coup for Wigan Athletic.”

Wigan Athletic are delighted to confirm a partnership with globally recognised paper-based packaging company Smurfit Kappa, which will see Smurfit Kappa’s branding appear on the back of the 2019-20 Wigan Athletic home and away kits.

Smurfit Kappa’s expansion and success to become one of the leading paper-based packaging companies in the world has been spearheaded by the Smurfit family whose roots lie in the north-west of England.

Commenting on the partnership, Latics' executive chairman, Darren Royle said:

“To partner with a world-renowned business such as Smurfit Kappa is a great opportunity and major coup for Wigan Athletic.

“The fact that Smurfit Kappa wants to be connected to this journey we are currently embarking on is really pleasing and I look forward to developing the relationship between Wigan Athletic and Smurfit Kappa.”

Clive Bowers, CEO of Smurfit Kappa UK, said:

“We are excited about our partnership with Wigan Athletic and we wish them all the best in the upcoming season.

While we are a global company, we have a number of operations in the UK and we look forward to building on this new relationship.”

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