Adelaide United has announced green energy company Unleash Solar as its new front-of-shirt sponsor, reports SportsPro. In addition to the Unleash Solar logo featuring on the front of Adelaide's shirts throughout the 2012/13 A-League season, the Australian company will also offer the club's fans and members with special offers.
Though financial terms of Unleash Solar's commitment were not released, the Australian press are reporting that the one-year agreement is worth AU$250,000 (US$260,000).
"As a young South Australian company, Unleash Solar is proud to further participate in our local community by becoming the major partner of Adelaide United," said Unleash Solar group general manager Spiro Perdi.
"We would like to wish the club all the best for the upcoming season and look forward to working closely with the club as it continues to grow and strive to be national title holders.
"As a company we share many similarities with Adelaide United. We are both focused on growing to build a stronger footprint nationally and internationally, with Unleash having recently expanded to the USA, as in the same way Adelaide United also strives to be a major player in Asia. We encourage all South Australians to get behind these two great teams and make this season a success," Perdi added.
Adelaide United chief executive Glenn Elliott said, "Importantly Unleash Solar is a proud South Australian owned and operated solar business. They have an exceptionally bright future and whilst they are an already successful organisation, they have a desire to grow.
"Unleash Solar's commitment to the club is a clear indication of its community focus in supporting soccer in this state, and with that being the case, Adelaide United is pleased to recommend Unleash Solar to all of its fans, especially those who may have a shock upon receiving their latest power bill. If our fans are considering investing in solar, they should do it with the company that supports the Reds."