Yonex has been unveiled as the Official Provider of Badminton Equipment and Services at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The sponsorship will see Yonex provide 15 certified international standard badminton courts, tournament shuttles, nets, posts and a players’ stringing service as well as having branding rights for court mats and net posts.
The Badminton Competition will take place at the Emirates Arena and will be played across all 11 days of sport competition at Glasgow 2014 (24 July – 3 Aug).
Established in 1946, the firm has previously been the Official Badminton Equipment Supplier at all the Olympic Games since the sports induction at Barcelona 1992 and is a long time title sponsor of the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships.
Glasgow 2014 Deputy Chief Executive, Ty Speer, said:
“Yonex is synonymous with Badminton across the globe and we are delighted to welcome them as the latest addition to the Glasgow 2014 sponsor family.
“The firm has a strong track record in providing world class equipment and services and with their expertise and support we are sure the Glasgow 2014 Badminton competition will be first class and one not to be missed by fans throughout the Commonwealth.”
Managing Director (UK) of Yonex, Paul Jepson, said:
“Yonex is very proud to have been selected as an Official Provider to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Part of our company mission is to contribute to society through sports and our involvement in these Games is representative of the investments we make at all levels of badminton to stimulate participation and inspire tomorrow’s champions.
“We very much look forward to what we are sure will be a spectacle of great sport and we are delighted to be able to play a part in Glasgow 2014.”