Red Stripe committed to premier league
The Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title sponsor Red Stripe remains committed to sponsorship of the league and expects another great season of football.
"It is going to be another spectacular season. The Red Stripe team will continue our support of this amazing league, working with players on and off the field through the player development programme, connecting with our consumers across the country and making an impact on everyone involved," Red Stripe's head of commercial Moses Williams announced during the 2017-18 RSPL launch at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) office on Thursday.
"We make this investment in football because we believe in Jamaica. We are committed to the development of the sport, we understand the value of the sport so we want to provide opportunities for players to grow, and most importantly, we want to see more local players in the national colours," he also said.
"Last season, we were able to deliver more games on TV, fulfilling a promise we made at the start of the season. We took the game to more communities and made the experience more engaging for consumers," Williams pointed out.
"We delivered a player development programme that enhanced the players directly and the league by extension. To all the stakeholders - Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), the clubs, coaches, players, TVJ and our sponsors, the media - thank you for a great partnership. We look forward to making the 2017-18 RSPL the best one," he concluded.
The league will belatedly kick off tomorrow, September 24 with four games. The RSPL was originally set to start on September 3, but was postponed because of money owed to referees, and also non-payment of money to Montego Bay United (MBU).
The referees were paid earlier this month, and a compromise was reached between MBU and the Professional Football Association of Jamaica, the PLCA and the JFF.