Mowi extends record shinty sponsorship
As fans and clubs reflect on another great season of shinty in 2023, Mowi has provided another cause for celebration with the announcement that it is extending its sponsorship for a further three years, marking an incredible 38 years of support for the Highland sport of shinty.
Mowi CEO Ben Hadfield said: “We are pleased to announce the further three-year extension of Mowi’s sponsorship for shinty. The sport embodies our company values, including passion, and is a cornerstone of many of the communities in which Mowi operates.”
The sponsorship agreement, which runs until 2026, will cover senior league competitions; youth leagues; Mowi National Shinty Awards; the recently revitalised Mowi Shinty Hurling International; as well as the Mowi Youth Development Fund, Area Development Grant and the newly sponsored Disability Festival.
This sponsorship agreement is in addition to a five-figure investment from Mowi earlier this year which was used to subsidise the cost of helmets, making them more affordable and accessible to players.
Steven MacKenzie, Camanachd Association President, said: “We are delighted to announce the renewal of Mowi’s sponsorship deal. It is extremely welcome and demonstrates their continued support for Scotland’s community sport. All within the shinty community appreciate the range of support Mowi provides. This must be the longest running sponsorship in Scottish, if not British sport, and we look forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come.”
Highlights of 2023
Kingussie secured its third consecutive title, winning the Mowi Premiership title with a 4-0 win against Skye at the Dell.
The WCA Scottish National Shinty Team secured consecutive victories in a tour of Ireland beating West Cork Select and Carbery Camogie.
Congratulations to all the players, teams and coaches for a great season!
The annual Mowi Awards celebrate a fantastic year in shinty. Congratulations to our winners:
Mowi Player of the Year Premiership & National Division: Robert Mabon, Kingussie
Mowi Under-17 Player of the Year: Matthew Sloss, Oban Camanachd
Mowi Under-14 Player of the Year: Joe Coyle, Newtonmore. Pictured: Coach Norman Campbell collecting the award from Jayne Mackay on behalf of Joe Coyle.
WCA National Division Player of the Year: Caitlin MacLean, Skye
Mowi Youth Coach of the Year: Sean MacQuarrie, Newtonmore
Mowi Coach of the Year Premiership & National Division: Ally Ferguson, Lochaber
To see all of this year’s winners visit: https://shinty.com/2023-mowi-award-gallery/
Congratulations to the ‘voice of shinty’
Congratulations to Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan, writer, broadcaster, shinty historian and simply the ‘voice of shinty’ to players and fans. He has been awarded an honorary degree by Aberdeen University.